Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2009
69.0% pass rate
from 3,218 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear lamps (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.093% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.062% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.093% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.87% fail on Front suspension joints (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Rear
      • 0.062% fail on Front
    • 0.093% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Components
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses
        • 0.093% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.093% fail on Condition
        • 0.093% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.062% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
      • 0.031% fail on Cable
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.81% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 0.87% fail on Steering system
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Rams (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.062% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.062% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on System
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.96% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.062% fail on Seats
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers
  • 0.031% fail on Towbars
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
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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