Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.0% pass rate
from 8,159 tests in 2020
(6.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Linkage
        • 0.025% fail on Pivot
        • 0.025% fail on Brake slack adjuster (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rod
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.94% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Valves
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Leaks
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.086% fail on Individual direction indicators (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.074% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 10% fail on Visibility (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.21% fail on Doors (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.086% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.098% fail on Body (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Panel
      • 0.049% fail on Other body component
    • 0.086% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.049% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.037% fail on Bracket
    • 0.061% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Tank (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.037% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Mounting fixings
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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