Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2009
51.8% pass rate
from 2,165 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 19% fail on Brakes (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.55% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.97% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.092% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.092% fail on Lever
    • 3.2% fail on Parking brake control (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Lever (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Flexible brake hoses (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.046% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.092% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.092% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.046% fail on Horn
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.092% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.092% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Springs
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.046% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.046% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.046% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.092% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.046% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.092% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.046% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.092% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.092% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.092% fail on Seats
      • 0.092% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.046% fail on Chassis
      • 0.046% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.046% fail on Towbar
      • 0.046% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.092% fail on Airbags
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.046% fail on Anchorages
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