Kia Soul MOT Results

Registered in 2015
85.6% pass rate
from 2,686 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Soul is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (93% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.037% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.037% fail on View to rear
      • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.037% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.074% fail on Brake linings (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (74% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (97% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.074% fail on Lever
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.074% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.037% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.037% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamps (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Stop lamp
  • 0.63% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.074% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.074% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.074% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.074% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.074% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% 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.

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