Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.3% pass rate
from 3,682 tests in 2020
(6.8% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Pivot (99 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Linkage (26 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.027% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.027% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.027% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.081% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.027% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.027% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.054% fail on Front fog lamps (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Axles (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Axle (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (57 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Drive shaft
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Prop shaft (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Bearing housing
    • 2.4% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis condition (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Tank (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.054% fail on System
      • 0.027% fail on Hose
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
    • 0.43% fail on Cabs (32 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (36 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.081% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Mounting fixings (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Panel
    • 0.30% fail on Towbar (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Vehicle structure (21 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel condition (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Carrier
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Bracket
    • 0.027% fail on Floor
    • 0.027% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.027% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
        • 0.027% fail on Steering component
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Steering box
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Rams
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Requirements
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.081% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.054% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Catalyst emissions (97% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (98% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% 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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