Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2013
76.1% pass rate
from 373 tests in 2017
(41% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Optima is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Front lamps
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks (66 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering system
      • 0.80% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.80% fail on Suspension
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.27% fail on Rear
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.27% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.27% fail on Body condition
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  • Kia Optima (2012 - 2016)
    Priced from less than £20k and a cheap company car. Seven-year warranty as standard. Generous standard equipment.

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