Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.4% pass rate
from 1,061 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 6.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Axles
      • 0.28% fail on Axle (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame
  • 25% fail on Brakes (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (27 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.47% fail on Decelerometer (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (54 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Pivot (140 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Linkage (44 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Lever
        • 0.094% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.9% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.094% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.094% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Other components
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.094% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.66% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.094% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.094% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.094% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 4.1% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.094% fail on Hose
    • 0.75% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Prop shafts (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Joints
        • 0.094% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
      • 0.094% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
    • 0.57% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.47% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.094% fail on Body condition
      • 0.094% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
    • 0.47% fail on Cabs (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's seat
  • 11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.094% fail on Requirements
    • 4.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering linkage components (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Track rod end (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Rams
    • 0.66% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.66% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.094% fail on Steering play
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.094% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.66% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Other leaks (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Sorento (2003 - 2009)
    Has the hardware and ability for serious off-roading. Easy-going, pleasant drive. Useful tow car. Owners like them. Excellent value.

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