Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2007
47.3% pass rate
from 1,789 tests in 2017
(33% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Front lamps (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.78% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.056% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Lamp
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 24% fail on Brakes (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.3% fail on Parking brake (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Hub components (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 17% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 6.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 6.5% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Trailing arms (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
      • 0.056% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.056% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Tyres (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.5% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Rams
    • 0.056% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers airbag (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.84% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body security
    • 0.056% fail on Load security
      • 0.056% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Towbars (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar (31 times worse than other 2007 cars)
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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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