Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2011
58.8% pass rate
from 495 tests in 2020
(36% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.20% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.20% fail on Arm
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Hand lever (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lever (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
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