Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2008
61.5% pass rate
from 2,724 tests in 2020
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.073% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.073% fail on Main beam tell-tale (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Suspension arm (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.59% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Brake drums (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake control (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Rigid brake pipes (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Driver's view (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.037% fail on View to rear
      • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.33% fail on Emission control equipment (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Particulate filter (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Other emission control equipment (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.29% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (30% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.66% fail on Catalyst emissions (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.037% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.073% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.88% fail on Transmission (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.073% fail on Joints
        • 0.037% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.073% fail on System
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Chassis
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.073% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.037% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.037% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.037% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.037% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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