Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.1% pass rate
from 13,772 tests in 2020
(4.4% 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.

  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0073% fail on Cable
        • 0.0073% fail on Lever
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0073% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0073% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.48% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
    • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0073% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.051% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.051% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Springs (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0073% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0073% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0073% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0073% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.78% fail on Direction indicators (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Flashing type (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
      • 0.0073% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0073% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.044% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.080% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.080% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.058% fail on Position lamps (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Position lamp (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.058% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.044% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.036% fail on View to rear
      • 0.036% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0073% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0073% fail on Operation
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0073% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.33% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Catalyst emissions (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shaft (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.036% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.036% fail on Body
      • 0.022% fail on Other body component
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
    • 0.036% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0073% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.022% fail on Exhaust system (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Tank
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0073% fail on System
    • 0.0073% fail on Undertray
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2012 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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