Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.4% pass rate
from 3,577 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.64% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
      • 0.084% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage ball joints (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.056% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.056% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.056% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.084% fail on Lever
        • 0.028% fail on Linkage
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.62% fail on Lever (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.084% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.028% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.028% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.89% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on View to rear
      • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.056% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.056% fail on Joints
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Body
      • 0.028% fail on Panel
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
    • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.028% fail on Doors
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emission control equipment (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Particulate filter (28 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Other emission control equipment (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.056% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Rams (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Steering play
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Steering column
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.084% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.028% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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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