Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.8% pass rate
from 1,750 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.057% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.057% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.057% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.057% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.057% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.057% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.69% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.057% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar (46 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Towbar condition (128 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.057% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.057% fail on Chassis
      • 0.057% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.057% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Bracket
    • 0.057% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Panel
  • 0.69% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.17% fail on Spark ignition (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
    • 0.057% fail on Hubs
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.057% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
    • 0.057% 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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