Kia Sorento MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.5% pass rate
from 4,118 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sorento is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (64% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (79% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.46% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.073% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic parking brake (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.073% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.024% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.049% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.097% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Position lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.073% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.46% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on View to rear
      • 0.073% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.85% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Doors (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (42 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (44 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.073% fail on Tank (25 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on System (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.049% fail on Other body component
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Power steering
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.073% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.024% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Sorento (2015 on)
    Easy to drive. All-wheel drive as standard. Well-equipped. Capable tow car. Seven seats. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Excellent 8-speed auto from 2018.
  • 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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