Kia Optima MOT Results

Registered in 2017
91.4% pass rate
from 266 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Optima is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.75% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (5 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2017 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Visibility
    • 0.38% fail on Washers
  • 0.38% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Optima (2016 - 2019)
    Well-equipped as standard. Spacious cabin. Low emissions. Excellent motorway cruiser. PHEV from September 2016. New 1.6 CRDi and 1.6 T GDI from 2018.
  • Kia Optima Sportswagon (2016 - 2019)
    Great looking, spacious. High quality. Well-equipped. Good to drive and very reasonably priced. Three petrol engines as well as new diesel from 2018.

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