Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.6% pass rate
from 5,244 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 10.0% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (21% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.057% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.057% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.019% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.095% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.076% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.057% fail on Lever
        • 0.019% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Pivot
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Lever (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.076% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.095% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.019% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.019% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Flexible couplings (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on System
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
    • 0.057% fail on Body
      • 0.038% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Coupling
      • 0.019% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.095% fail on View to rear
      • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (56% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Particulate filter (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.019% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering component
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Rams (16 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.63% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.019% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Sportage (2010 - 2016)
    Stylish and upmarket looks. Good quality feel to the interior. Seven-year warranty as standard. Very low CO2 for an SUV. Well equipped.
  • 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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