Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.5% pass rate
from 398 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Coil springs (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Condition (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Location
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Component mounting (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.50% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Constant velocity joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 24% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Components
        • 7.3% fail on Pipes (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.25% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
    • 4.8% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake drums (69 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.50% fail on Wheel cylinder (25 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.25% fail on Cable
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.75% fail on Horn
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical wiring (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Trailer electrical socket (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Battery
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.5% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Body security
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (86% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Seat belts (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Other components (86 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Steering pivot point (108 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (161 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering arm (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
  • 2.0% fail on Towbars (50 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (56 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Towbar (58 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)

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