Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2004
48.4% pass rate
from 3,296 tests in 2017
(8.9% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.7% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Battery
    • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Rear wheels (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake operation (27 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Gradient hand brake (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Components (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Pipes (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Hoses
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.42% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 4.9% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pivot (87 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (30 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake control components (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 23% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint (46 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Tie bars/rods (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Attachment (42 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment (22 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Axle beam (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Clearance (37 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Torque/reaction arms (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (133 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Torsion bars (40 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment (32 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition (61 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment (30 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.061% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.061% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.030% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.030% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
  • 8.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.091% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 4.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.091% fail on Mirrors (73% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Size/type (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Free play
        • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.64% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.091% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Steering control
      • 0.030% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.030% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.030% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.061% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Tank (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Hose
      • 0.030% fail on Cap
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Towbars (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
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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