Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2011
72.1% pass rate
from 8,456 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Brakes (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.083% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability control (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Valves
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.012% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.012% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.012% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.024% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.095% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.071% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.095% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.071% fail on Reversing lamps (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.071% fail on Position lamps (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Position lamp (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.024% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.059% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on View to rear (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.86% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Compression ignition (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.79% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering linkage components (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Motorcycle derived steering systems
      • 0.012% fail on Head bearings
  • 0.47% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.012% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.012% fail on Joints
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
      • 0.024% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
    • 0.071% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2011 cars)
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  • 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.

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