Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.7% pass rate
from 2,991 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (27 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (50 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.47% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (31 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Radius arms (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (117 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Rear
    • 0.067% fail on Torsion bars (45 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition (255 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.033% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Front lamps (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Battery
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.53% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.067% fail on Lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.033% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake operation (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.033% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.033% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.033% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components (31% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (39% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.033% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on ABS (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.067% fail on Indirect vision devices (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.033% fail on Drive system
      • 0.033% fail on Rams
    • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Steering control
      • 0.033% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.033% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.10% fail on Towbars (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar (21 times worse than other 2006 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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