Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.0% pass rate
from 1,774 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Gradient hand brake (60 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake operation (37 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical components (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pivot (501 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage
      • 0.056% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.96% fail on Front suspension joints (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.39% fail on Front drive shafts (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Couplings (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (273 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.28% fail on Front
      • 0.056% fail on Rear
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Size/type
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.056% fail on Free play
        • 0.056% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
        • 0.056% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Rams (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.68% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Cap
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.056% fail on Body condition
    • 0.056% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.056% fail on Towbars
    • 0.056% fail on Adjustable 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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