Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2013
74.7% pass rate
from 2,271 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Steering (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Steering play (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.044% fail on Universal joint
  • 6.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.79% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Position lamp (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.044% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.044% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (49 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.088% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.044% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.044% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.088% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.18% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.92% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.57% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other passenger's door (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Catch
    • 0.088% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.044% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.044% fail on Towbar
      • 0.044% fail on Coupling
    • 0.044% fail on Transmission
      • 0.044% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.044% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.044% fail on Seats
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Other leaks (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.088% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.044% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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