Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2009
65.3% pass rate
from 2,337 tests in 2017
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 Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Rear lamps (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.94% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Battery
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.086% fail on Horn
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
    • 0.043% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.086% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Components (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.043% fail on ABS
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Component mounting
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.043% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.94% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.043% fail on Cap
  • 0.43% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Body security
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Soul (2008 - 2014)
    Oddball looks mean it stands out. Plenty of room especially in the back. Very comfortable seats. Excellent chain cam 1.6 diesel and petrol engines. Option of diesel automatic.

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