Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.2% pass rate
from 3,331 tests in 2017
(8.5% 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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Front lamps (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.030% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
    • 0.090% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.090% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.090% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage condition (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Front suspension joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Sub-frames (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (23 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Tie bars/rods (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (18 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (65 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Axles
      • 0.030% fail on Axle beam
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Gradient hand brake (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses
      • 0.42% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.030% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on System (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Free play
        • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.63% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.090% fail on Drive system (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.090% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.54% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.12% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Tailgate (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.090% fail on Towbars (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Vehicle structure (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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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