Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2011
74.8% pass rate
from 3,199 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.031% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Battery
    • 0.063% fail on Horn
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on Windscreen (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.094% fail on Brake linings (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.063% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Components
        • 0.094% fail on Pipes
        • 0.094% fail on Hoses
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.031% fail on ABS
    • 0.031% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.84% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.16% fail on Front
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering system (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.25% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Emissions
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on System
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.031% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
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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