Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.8% pass rate
from 1,796 tests in 2017
(20% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.33% fail on Trailer electrical socket (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.056% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.056% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.056% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.056% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Components
        • 0.22% fail on Pipes
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
        • 0.056% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.78% fail on Steering
    • 0.78% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements
    • 0.056% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.056% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.28% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Hose (60 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on System
    • 0.056% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
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  • 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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