Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.7% pass rate
from 2,349 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.085% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.043% fail on Battery
    • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.043% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Horn
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.085% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.043% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.89% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.043% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Components
        • 0.085% fail on Hoses
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 0.085% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on ABS
  • 0.94% fail on Suspension
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.043% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.043% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.043% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.043% fail on Couplings
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.085% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.085% fail on Steering
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.043% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.043% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.043% fail on Steering system
      • 0.043% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.085% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.043% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.085% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.043% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.043% fail on System
  • 0.043% fail on Towbars
    • 0.043% fail on Towbar
  • 0.043% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.043% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Soul (2014 - 2018)
    Practical family car. High quality and attractive cabin. Easy to drive. Practical and reasonably spacious. Steers and handles decently on 17-inch wheels. Outstandingly reliable.
  • 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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