Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.1% pass rate
from 1,763 tests in 2020
(8.4% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.057% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Linkage (62 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Pivot (149 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Relay lever (189 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.057% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.057% fail on Servos
      • 0.057% fail on Brake fluid
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Trailer electrical socket (28 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.057% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.057% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.51% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.3% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Rams
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Prop shaft (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Tank (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Panel
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.91% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.74% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition (96% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.057% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
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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