Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2005
50.9% pass rate
from 3,396 tests in 2020
(7.5% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Suspension arm (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.088% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Sub-frames (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Sub-frame (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (18 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension rod (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.088% fail on Axles
      • 0.059% fail on Axle
      • 0.029% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
      • 0.029% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.029% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Individual direction indicators (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.029% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.088% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.97% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.088% fail on Cable
        • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.65% fail on Lever
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.15% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Other braking system component (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
        • 0.12% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.97% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.74% fail on Integral vehicle structure (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame condition (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Other towbar components (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.088% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.088% fail on Load security (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Tailgate (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Tailgate condition (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Loading door
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Floor
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Cabs
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.088% fail on View to rear
      • 0.088% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.059% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Steering play
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Sportage (2005 - 2010)
    Enjoyable drive, especially in diesel form. Plenty of kit. Rear seats recline and fold flat easily. Roomy and practical.

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