Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2010
56.1% pass rate
from 3,826 tests in 2020
(30% worse than other 2010 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators (40% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
      • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 17% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.078% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Flexible couplings (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Belts
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on Tank
      • 0.052% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.052% fail on Body
      • 0.052% fail on Other body component
    • 0.026% fail on Towbar
      • 0.026% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (34 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (23 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.50% fail on Decelerometer (50 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (88 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (63 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.052% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.026% fail on Cable
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.078% fail on View to rear
      • 0.078% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.026% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.052% fail on Steering play
      • 0.052% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.026% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Hyundai Santa Fe (2006 - 2012)
    Relaxed motorway cruising. Comfortable ride. Excellent on very rough tracks. Available with seven seats. Good value. Much improved from 2010 with new 2.2-litre diesel.

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