Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2010
64.6% pass rate
from 463 tests in 2017
(22% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Brakes (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Parking brake (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
        • 0.43% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.86% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.43% fail on Requirements (21 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.43% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.65% fail on Steering
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.22% fail on Steering system
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.43% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system
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