Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2014
82.2% pass rate
from 2,737 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (75% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.22% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.073% fail on Lever
    • 0.073% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.037% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.037% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Steering
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.037% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Catch
    • 0.037% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.037% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.26% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.073% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.073% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
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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