Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2012
70.8% pass rate
from 2,972 tests in 2017
(40% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Side repeaters (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.067% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Battery
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Lamp
    • 0.034% fail on Horn
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear wheels (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake operation (171 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Gradient hand brake (69 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.37% fail on Components (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems (52 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components (85 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Servos (108 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.067% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
    • 0.034% fail on ABS
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Couplings (38 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (23 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (23 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.067% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.067% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.067% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers other (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.067% fail on Body condition
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.067% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.067% fail on Tank (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
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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