Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.8% pass rate
from 1,659 tests in 2017
(19% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.42% fail on Trailer electrical socket (32 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake operation (41 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.060% fail on Front wheels
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.060% fail on ABS
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.90% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.060% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.060% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.78% fail on Steering
    • 0.54% fail on Steering system
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Free play
        • 0.060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.060% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.060% fail on Steering control
      • 0.060% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.72% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.060% fail on Hose
      • 0.060% fail on Pipe
      • 0.060% fail on Cap
    • 0.060% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
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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