Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2014
77.9% pass rate
from 634 tests in 2020
(1.5% 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.

  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (76% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (8.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (6.4% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (8.5% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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