Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2009
58.4% pass rate
from 2,452 tests in 2020
(7.4% 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 Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering linkage components (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 13% fail on Track rod end (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Power steering (6.8% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Operation (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Steering play (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering column
    • 0.041% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (10% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6.9% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp (2.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical equipment (4.6% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies) (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.33% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
  • 11% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (8.5% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (7.0% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.041% fail on Lever
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Lever (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pedal (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.041% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (7.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (3.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (7.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Axles
      • 0.041% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (4.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (0.91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type (58% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (4.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Driver's view (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Joints
    • 0.49% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's door (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Front passenger's door (2.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition (5.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system (9.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Seats (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.082% fail on Undertray (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Compression ignition (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (34% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.041% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.041% fail on Undertray
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates (64% better than other 2009 cars)
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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