Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.3% pass rate
from 2,607 tests in 2020
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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.038% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 11% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.038% fail on Valves
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.038% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Axles
      • 0.077% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.077% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.038% fail on View to rear
      • 0.038% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.54% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.038% fail on Joints
    • 0.46% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.077% fail on Panel
      • 0.038% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.077% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.038% fail on Pipe
      • 0.038% fail on System
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
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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