Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.7% pass rate
from 797 tests in 2017
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 Kia Optima is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.25% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Battery
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
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