Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.7% pass rate
from 2,878 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Position lamps (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Front lamps (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Rear lamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.10% fail on Horn
    • 0.069% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.069% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front drive shafts (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.035% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.83% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.069% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.069% fail on Condition (32 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.069% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.035% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.069% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.069% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.069% fail on Parking brake operation (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.21% fail on Hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.069% fail on Leaks
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on ABS
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Pipes
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Indirect vision devices (58 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Pipe
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Free play
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.069% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.035% fail on Steering control
      • 0.035% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.069% fail on Body condition
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers
  • 0.069% fail on Towbars (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Towbar (19 times worse than other 2007 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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