Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2004
47.1% pass rate
from 2,941 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Pivot (99 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Cable (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Relay lever (32 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.068% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.068% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.034% fail on Other braking system component
  • 24% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension arm (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.37% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Axle (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension rod (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (58 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.034% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.068% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 3.4% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Strengthening plate (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.71% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Prop shaft (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
        • 0.034% fail on Catch
      • 0.068% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.034% fail on System
    • 0.54% fail on Cabs (23 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Mounting fixings (32 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.068% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.034% fail on Carrier
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.034% fail on Floor
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 3.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.034% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Steering box
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.068% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Pump
    • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.034% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.034% fail on Window
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.068% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.61% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.034% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.068% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.068% fail on Speedometer
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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