Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.9% pass rate
from 4,473 tests in 2017
(4.5% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.045% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Individual lamps (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Battery
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 21% fail on Brakes (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Rear wheels (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake operation (35 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Gradient hand brake (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Components (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Hoses
        • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.067% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.7% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Fitment
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pivot (141 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Cable (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Relay lever (127 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.022% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.47% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 15% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Front drive shafts (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Constant velocity joints (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Couplings
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.022% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.69% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (57 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment (61 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Axles
      • 0.045% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.022% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.089% fail on Free play
        • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.067% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rams (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.022% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Mirrors (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Installation check
        • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.067% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Access panel
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Emissions (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Cap
      • 0.022% fail on System
    • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.089% fail on Towbars (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Towbar (18 times worse than other 2006 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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