Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2006
42.6% pass rate
from 1,813 tests in 2017
(36% 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.

  • 37% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 33% fail on Brake performance (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 31% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 14% fail on Rear wheels (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.055% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Components (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.055% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.3% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake control components (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Anti-slip (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.055% fail on Lever
      • 0.055% fail on Pivot
    • 0.055% fail on Locking devices
  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Front lamps (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 26% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
  • 13% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.28% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Doors (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Passengers other (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Drivers (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.055% fail on Load security
      • 0.055% fail on Tailgate
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Hose
      • 0.055% fail on Cap
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.055% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.055% fail on Rams
    • 0.17% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 0.055% fail on Towbars
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar
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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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