Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2004
50.9% pass rate
from 4,800 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 6.2% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Cable (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.021% fail on Pivot
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.2% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Valves
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.50% fail on Compression ignition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Engine oil leaks (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 10% fail on Visibility (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.083% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.083% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 8.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.27% fail on Chassis
      • 0.27% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tank
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
      • 0.021% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
    • 0.042% fail on Floor
    • 0.042% fail on Cabs
      • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.083% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
    • 0.063% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.042% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (97% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment (70% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.042% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.042% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Picanto (2004 - 2011)
    Great value small car that is cheap to buy and run. Seven-year warranty on all new models from January 2010. Good rear passenger room. Much improved interior on facelifted cars from 2007.

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