Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2011
65.5% pass rate
from 1,935 tests in 2020
(14% 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 Suspension (57% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.052% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (42 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.052% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (46 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (132 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.052% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.052% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.78% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket (21 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
    • 0.052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Steering
    • 0.83% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.052% fail on Power steering
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission
      • 0.47% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Joints
        • 0.052% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.052% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on Hose
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.052% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.052% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.052% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.052% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
  • 0.052% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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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