Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2012
52.6% pass rate
from 135 tests in 2020
(72% worse than other 2012 cars)
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Carens is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 18% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.4% fail on Parking brake control (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Lever (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pedal
      • 0.74% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.74% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.74% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.9% fail on Condition
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.74% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Driver's view (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on View to rear
      • 0.74% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.74% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.74% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.74% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.74% fail on Body
      • 0.74% fail on Other body component
    • 0.74% fail on Doors
      • 0.74% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.74% fail on Door condition
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.74% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.74% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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