Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.8% pass rate
from 694 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Optima is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (51% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Washers
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.86% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.72% fail on Doors (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition (25 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
  • 0.58% fail on Steering
    • 0.43% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
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