Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.2% pass rate
from 3,783 tests in 2020
(8.0% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.079% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.026% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.079% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering play
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.026% fail on View to rear
      • 0.026% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.85% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.026% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.69% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.026% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.079% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.053% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
    • 0.053% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.053% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.026% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.026% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.026% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.026% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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