Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.6% pass rate
from 19,152 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Pivot (19 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0052% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0052% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.010% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.021% fail on Rigid brake pipes (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic stability control (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0052% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0052% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.016% fail on Horn (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.057% fail on Position lamps (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Position lamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.026% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0052% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.068% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.057% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on View to rear
      • 0.047% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (14% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (14% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0052% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.052% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0052% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0052% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0052% fail on Axles
      • 0.0052% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering play
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0052% fail on Operation
      • 0.0052% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0052% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0052% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0052% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.057% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on System
      • 0.0052% fail on Tank
      • 0.0052% fail on Hose
    • 0.021% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0052% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0052% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.23% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.084% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0052% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0052% fail on Requirements
    • 0.021% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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.

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