Kia Cee'd MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.2% pass rate
from 10,265 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Cee'd is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.92% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.019% fail on Horn (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.078% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0097% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.039% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0097% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Pivot (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0097% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Hand lever (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.049% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.078% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.058% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
      • 0.0097% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0097% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0097% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 12% fail on Suspension (8.2% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.75% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0097% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Axles (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.097% fail on View to rear
      • 0.097% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0097% fail on Window
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
      • 0.068% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.068% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0097% fail on Pipe
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.078% fail on Doors (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
      • 0.039% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0097% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.068% fail on Body
      • 0.039% fail on Other body component
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
    • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0097% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.019% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0097% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0097% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0097% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0097% fail on Other towbar components
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.088% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.039% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.019% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
        • 0.0097% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0097% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0097% fail on Components
    • 0.54% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Steering coupling (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Universal joint (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
    • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0097% fail on Steering column
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0097% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0097% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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