Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.2% pass rate
from 663 tests in 2017
(39% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Optima is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Tyres (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (86% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.90% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on ABS
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 3.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front (27 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on 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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