Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2012
68.0% pass rate
from 2,114 tests in 2020
(19% 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 Suspension (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.047% fail on Axles
      • 0.047% fail on Axle
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.095% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.047% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (49 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (64 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (132 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (36 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.047% fail on Cable
        • 0.047% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Hand lever (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.095% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.047% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.047% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering gear (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Power steering
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
  • 0.76% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.66% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.095% fail on Prop shaft (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Body
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
    • 0.095% fail on Doors
      • 0.095% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
    • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.047% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.24% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust emissions (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.047% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.047% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.095% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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