Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.2% pass rate
from 1,987 tests in 2020
(9.5% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (55 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Decelerometer (43 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (79 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (41 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.9% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Pivot (388 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Linkage (101 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rod
        • 0.050% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.050% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Hand lever (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.55% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.050% fail on Servos
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.050% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.050% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.050% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.050% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bar (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.25% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.050% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.050% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.050% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.050% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.050% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Power steering
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Prop shaft (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.050% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.050% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.050% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.050% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.050% fail on Speedometer
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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