Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2013
72.6% pass rate
from 394 tests in 2020
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.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Trailer electrical socket (56 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.76% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.51% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.51% fail on Seats (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.25% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
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