Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.9% pass rate
from 3,304 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.091% fail on Horn
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Battery
  • 16% fail on Suspension (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Front drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Couplings (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.12% fail on Front
    • 0.030% fail on General condition
    • 0.030% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake operation (82 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Gradient hand brake (39 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Front wheels (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.061% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.061% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (32% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.061% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.061% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.030% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.030% fail on Servos
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Leaks
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Components (32 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Servos (60 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.061% fail on ABS
    • 0.061% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.030% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type
    • 0.030% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.85% fail on Steering
    • 0.70% fail on Steering system
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.061% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.061% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.030% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.39% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.091% fail on Hose (34 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on System
      • 0.061% fail on Cap
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
    • 0.061% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.33% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
    • 0.091% fail on Body condition
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.061% fail on Road Wheels (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.061% 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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