Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.9% pass rate
from 3,803 tests in 2017
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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front lamps (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Battery
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.079% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
  • 22% fail on Brakes (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Front wheels (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake operation (48 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Gradient hand brake (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Components (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.053% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.026% fail on Valves
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 4.0% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Fitment
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pivot (137 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage (65 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Lever
      • 0.053% fail on Relay lever (43 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Restricted movement (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on ABS (68% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 17% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front drive shafts (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Couplings
      • 0.079% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.079% fail on Universal joint (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Tie bars/rods (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment (46 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Location
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (100 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Axles
      • 0.026% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.026% fail on General condition
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Free play
        • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
        • 0.026% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
    • 0.21% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering control
      • 0.026% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
    • 0.053% fail on Body security
    • 0.053% fail on Spare wheel
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Requirements
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pipe
      • 0.079% fail on System
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate (46% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.026% 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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