Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2012
57.9% pass rate
from 3,291 tests in 2020
(48% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Side repeaters (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Individual direction indicators (5.7% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (0.16% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.091% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Position lamp (1.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other passenger's door (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's seat (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Fuel system (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
    • 0.061% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.030% fail on Bracket
    • 0.061% fail on Body (3.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Panel
      • 0.030% fail on Other body component
    • 0.030% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.030% fail on Carrier
  • 11% fail on Brakes (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (53 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (62 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Decelerometer (42 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (89 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.061% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (16% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pedal (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.091% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Electronic stability control (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.091% fail on Macpherson strut (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (6.6% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (8.2% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (5.1% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.030% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.061% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (3.0% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
    • 0.061% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (17% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.030% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.030% 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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