Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2011
57.4% pass rate
from 3,692 tests in 2020
(35% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (1.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (0.50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Battery(ies) (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Position lamp (3.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Suspension arm (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (9.1% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.081% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Brakes (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (47 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (27 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (61 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (1.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (9.2% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
        • 0.027% fail on Pivot
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.19% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 10% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Other passenger's door (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Door condition (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Catch
      • 0.081% fail on Front passenger's door (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition (57% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (26 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Tank
    • 0.14% fail on Body (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Seats (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Passenger's seat (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.054% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.027% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (7.3% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (8.3% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (7.8% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (12% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear (94% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components (31% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Steering play (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.027% fail on Steering column
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
    • 0.081% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested (29% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.054% fail on Spark ignition (96% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2.3% better than other 2011 cars)
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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