Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.1% pass rate
from 434 tests in 2017
(46% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.69% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Fog lamp
  • 15% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.7% fail on Parking brake (22 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Condition (26 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components
      • 4.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.46% fail on Components
        • 0.23% fail on Pipes
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.46% fail on ABS
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Tyres (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.69% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.46% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Front
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.69% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.69% fail on Requirements (54 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.92% fail on Steering
    • 0.92% fail on Steering system
      • 0.69% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.69% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
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