Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2012
60.6% pass rate
from 3,459 tests in 2020
(49% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Side repeaters (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.058% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.49% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other passenger's door (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.058% fail on System
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
    • 0.058% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Body
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
      • 0.029% fail on Other body component
  • 10% fail on Brakes (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (62 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (64 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.087% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.058% fail on Lever
        • 0.029% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Hand lever (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on View to rear
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.029% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.058% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.058% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Steering play
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
    • 0.029% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.20% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust emissions (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.058% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.029% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Hyundai Santa Fe (2012 - 2018)
    Sleek looks and good quality interior. Refined and quiet on the move. Available with seven seats. Well equipped as standard. Excellent 2.2 CRDi diesel. 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
  • 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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