Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2007
45.5% pass rate
from 1,620 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Brake pads (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.9% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 2.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Leaks
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.062% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.6% fail on Springs
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.43% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Axles
      • 0.062% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.062% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 12% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.062% fail on Rams
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
    • 0.062% fail on Steering play
      • 0.062% fail on Steering rack
  • 12% fail on Tyres (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Tread depth (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.062% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.062% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.062% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.43% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.062% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.062% fail on Chassis
      • 0.062% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.062% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.062% fail on Carrier
    • 0.062% fail on Towbar
      • 0.062% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belt installation check (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.062% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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