Kia Sportage MOT Results

Registered in 2016
84.6% pass rate
from 38,791 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Sportage is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
        • 0.0026% fail on Pivot
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0026% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0026% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0026% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.018% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.010% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0026% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0026% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0026% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0026% fail on Brake fluid
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (81% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.059% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0077% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Position lamps (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.023% fail on Trailer electrical socket (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0077% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0052% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Rear reflectors (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0052% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0026% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.64% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.090% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.041% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.026% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0026% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.47% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0026% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.085% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0026% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.0026% fail on Springs
      • 0.0026% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0026% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0026% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0026% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0026% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Requirements
    • 0.031% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Compression ignition (49% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0052% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Spark ignition (73% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0077% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0026% fail on Hinge
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0026% fail on Hinge
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.023% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0077% fail on Panel
    • 0.021% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0077% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0026% fail on Tank
      • 0.0026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0026% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0026% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0026% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0026% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0026% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0026% fail on Seats
      • 0.0026% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0026% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0026% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.088% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.070% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0077% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0026% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0026% fail on Operation
    • 0.0026% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering rack
Read the Honest John Review

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