Kia Carens MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.8% pass rate
from 126 tests in 2017
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Headlamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.79% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake imbalance (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.79% fail on Components
        • 0.79% fail on Pipes
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.79% fail on Steering
    • 0.79% fail on Steering system
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.79% fail on Suspension
    • 0.79% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
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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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