Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.5% pass rate
from 2,634 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.038% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.038% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.076% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.038% fail on Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Horn
    • 0.038% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Brakes (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake operation (27 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Gradient hand brake (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Components (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.076% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.7% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Fitment
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pivot (399 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Relay lever (317 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 11% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
      • 0.038% fail on Rear
    • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.076% fail on Universal joint (54 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (46 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.076% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Free play
        • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.76% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.76% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.038% fail on System
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.34% fail on Body condition
    • 0.19% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Doors
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.076% fail on Road Wheels (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Attachment
  • 0.038% fail on Towbars
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
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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