Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2008
62.2% pass rate
from 1,628 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Battery
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.061% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.061% fail on Lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Horn
  • 17% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.061% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.061% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.061% fail on Leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Cable (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pivot (347 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Relay lever (463 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage
      • 0.061% fail on Lever
      • 0.061% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.061% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.55% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.061% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.061% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.061% fail on Pedal
        • 0.061% fail on Anti-slip
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.55% fail on Front
    • 0.49% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Component mounting
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.061% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.61% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Spare wheel (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.061% fail on Doors
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.49% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.061% fail on Tank
      • 0.061% fail on Cap
      • 0.061% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
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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