Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2006
38.9% pass rate
from 1,344 tests in 2020
(41% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Brakes (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 30% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 28% fail on Rbt (sp) (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 7.5% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.22% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.52% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
        • 0.074% fail on Linkage
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.82% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 24% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.074% fail on Mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.82% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.074% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.074% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.60% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Main beam tell-tale (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.074% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.074% fail on Switch
  • 23% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 15% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 14% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 14% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Doors (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Other passenger's door (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Door condition (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front passenger's door (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pipe (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.074% fail on System
    • 0.74% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.074% fail on Carrier
    • 0.074% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 13% fail on Tyres (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Tread depth (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.15% fail on Other emission control equipment (29 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.074% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.074% fail on Steering column
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.074% fail on Airbags
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
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  • Kia Carens (2006 - 2012)
    Option of seven usable seats, all rear seats fold into the boot floor, spacious interior, five-year warranty on models sold since September 2006.

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