Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.0% pass rate
from 2,066 tests in 2017
(32% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.39% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.097% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.048% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Battery
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.097% fail on Horn
    • 0.048% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Brakes (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.1% fail on Parking brake (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.048% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Components (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Operation (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.58% fail on ABS (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.048% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
      • 0.048% fail on Presence
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.097% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.097% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
        • 0.048% fail on Steering component
    • 0.097% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Power steering
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
  • 0.77% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.097% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Emissions
    • 0.048% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.048% fail on System
  • 0.58% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.097% fail on Body condition
    • 0.048% fail on Body security
  • 0.048% fail on Towbars
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar
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