Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2007
54.3% pass rate
from 3,061 tests in 2020
(8.4% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Suspension arm (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension rod (30 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
      • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.033% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.098% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.098% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.91% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.033% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.098% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.065% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.033% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Driver's view (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.033% fail on Belts
    • 0.39% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
      • 0.033% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.033% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
    • 0.098% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.065% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other towbar components (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Particulate filter
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Particulate filter (25 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Other emission control equipment (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.033% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.033% fail on Rams
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.033% fail on Steering box
    • 0.033% fail on Steering play
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.033% fail on Airbags
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.033% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
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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