Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.1% pass rate
from 3,326 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.030% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.060% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.060% fail on Horn
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.030% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.060% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.060% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.060% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Cable
        • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.090% fail on Pedal
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.090% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.060% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.060% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joints (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.090% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Axles
      • 0.060% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on View to rear
      • 0.090% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.060% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.090% fail on Door condition
      • 0.060% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.060% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.090% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.090% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.030% fail on Towbar
      • 0.030% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.030% fail on Body
      • 0.030% fail on Panel
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.030% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2010 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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