Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2008
47.9% pass rate
from 2,570 tests in 2020
(32% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.70% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Lever
        • 0.039% fail on Linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Lever (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.039% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.039% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.039% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.039% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
  • 20% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Tyres (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.078% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.078% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.039% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.2% fail on Compression ignition (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.93% fail on Fluid leaks (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Engine oil leaks (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.2% fail on Steering (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering
      • 0.078% fail on Rams (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pipe
      • 0.039% fail on Hose
    • 0.35% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.078% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Carrier (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.078% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
      • 0.039% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.039% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.039% 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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