Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2014
81.5% pass rate
from 19,940 tests in 2020
(3.9% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Cable
        • 0.0050% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0050% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal
    • 0.055% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0050% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0050% fail on Valves
    • 0.035% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (9.7% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on View to rear
      • 0.020% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Size/type (86% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.90% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (95% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0050% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.070% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.010% fail on Horn (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.0050% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 0.73% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0050% fail on Axles
      • 0.0050% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0050% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.34% fail on Steering
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Steering play
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (96% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0050% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.020% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0050% fail on Panel
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray
    • 0.010% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Hose
      • 0.0050% fail on System
    • 0.010% fail on Doors (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0050% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0050% fail on Door condition
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0050% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.0050% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0050% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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