Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.4% pass rate
from 1,466 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.4% fail on Front lamps (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.068% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.95% fail on Battery
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.41% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
  • 27% fail on Brakes (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Gradient hand brake (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Components (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Pipes (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Hoses
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.068% fail on Brake calipers
    • 4.6% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Cable (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pivot (142 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
      • 0.068% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.95% fail on ABS
    • 0.89% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 24% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Front (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Attachment (69 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Trailing arms (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment (31 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Axle beam (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front drive shafts (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Constant velocity joints (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.068% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on General condition
    • 0.068% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.068% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Doors
      • 0.55% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.14% fail on Body security
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.068% fail on Spare wheel
  • 10% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 4.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Size/type
    • 0.068% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Free play
        • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
    • 0.068% fail on Steering control
      • 0.068% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.068% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pipe (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Towbars
    • 0.068% fail on Towbar
    • 0.068% fail on Vehicle structure
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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