Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.5% pass rate
from 2,765 tests in 2020
(6.9% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (43 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (53 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (33 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Pivot (170 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Linkage (41 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.072% fail on Relay lever (57 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Hand lever (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.18% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Servos (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.072% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.036% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.072% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.036% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.036% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bar (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.072% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.036% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.036% fail on Axles
      • 0.036% fail on Axle
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
        • 0.036% fail on Steering component
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Prop shaft (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.036% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.072% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.036% fail on System
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.072% fail on Catch (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Chassis
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other towbar components (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Vehicle structure (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component
      • 0.036% fail on Panel
    • 0.072% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.072% fail on Spare wheel condition (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.036% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.036% fail on View to rear
      • 0.036% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.036% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition (97% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.036% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.98% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.98% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.036% fail on Airbags
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
  • 0.072% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Speedometer (10 times worse than other 2007 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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