Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2013
78.3% pass rate
from 1,360 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.44% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.074% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.074% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.074% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.074% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt
          • 0.074% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.22% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.074% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.074% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.074% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.074% fail on Lever
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.74% fail on Springs (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.74% fail on Steering
    • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.074% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.074% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.074% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.074% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.074% fail on Transmission
      • 0.074% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints
  • 0.074% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.074% fail on Attachment
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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