Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2010
62.9% pass rate
from 2,304 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.043% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Trailer electrical socket (35 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Horn
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.043% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.087% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (27 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (36 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.087% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.087% fail on Lever
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
        • 0.043% fail on Linkage
        • 0.043% fail on Pivot
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pedal
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.043% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.043% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Other passenger's door (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Door condition (16 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front passenger's door (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Door condition (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
    • 0.52% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.087% fail on Prop shaft (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.087% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.043% fail on Tank
      • 0.043% fail on Hose
      • 0.043% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.087% fail on Towbar (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Safety device
      • 0.043% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.087% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Panel
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.52% fail on Steering gear (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.61% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.043% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.043% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.043% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Sorento (2010 - 2015)
    Strong diesels including impressive 2.2-litre. Comes with seven seats. New six-speed automatic. More premium feel than previous Sorento. Great value for money.

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