Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2011
69.6% pass rate
from 7,969 tests in 2020
(0.59% worse than other 2011 cars)
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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (6.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (1.7% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (1.6% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (1.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.025% fail on Axles (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Brakes (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested (4.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Lever (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Pivot
        • 0.013% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Lever (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3.3% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control (5.2% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (8.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic systems (11% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid (9.5% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.063% fail on Flexible brake hoses (23% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device (0.29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7.0% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (14% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (14% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (10.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (38% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on All direction indicators (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (7.8% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (6.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type (74% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (0.72% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (5.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (0.62% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet (1.7% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Driver's view (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on View to rear (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Steering linkage components (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Steering play (7.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (36% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Emissions not tested (18% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Fluid leaks (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.58% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Joints
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other passenger's door (22% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Front passenger's door (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Body (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other body component (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray (0.58% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Spare wheel (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Spare wheel condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates (14% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels (21% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment (8.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.050% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Belt(s)/padding (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.013% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.013% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.013% fail on Steps
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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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