Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2010
60.6% pass rate
from 528 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 16% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.4% fail on Parking brake control (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Lever (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
  • 8.9% fail on Suspension
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.57% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
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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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