Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2012
77.5% pass rate
from 11,749 tests in 2017
(7.4% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Components (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Hoses
      • 0.017% fail on Leaks
    • 0.043% fail on ABS
    • 0.034% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.034% fail on Pedal
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0085% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0085% fail on Components
        • 0.0085% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0085% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.66% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.44% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.060% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.0085% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0085% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Rear
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0085% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.085% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Size/type (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
      • 0.0085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.077% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0085% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0085% fail on Doors
      • 0.0085% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.051% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on System
    • 0.0085% fail on Emissions
    • 0.0085% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.026% fail on Towbars (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Adjustable towbar
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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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