Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.5% pass rate
from 21,563 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Cable
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (71% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (12 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0046% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pedal
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.023% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0093% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0046% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0046% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Washers
    • 0.042% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0093% fail on Condition of glass (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Windscreen (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0046% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (41% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (12 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0093% fail on Switch
    • 0.0046% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension
    • 0.88% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.065% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0093% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0093% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0046% fail on Springs
      • 0.0046% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0046% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.27% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0046% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.097% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.028% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.056% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Body
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0046% fail on Panel
    • 0.019% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0093% fail on System
      • 0.0046% fail on Hose
    • 0.014% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0046% fail on Joints
    • 0.0046% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0046% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0046% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Doors
      • 0.0046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Undertray
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.065% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0093% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0046% fail on Electronic power steering
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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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