Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.7% pass rate
from 8,542 tests in 2017
(5.1% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Front lamps (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.84% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Horn (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.047% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
  • 23% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Rear wheels (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.82% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Fitment
    • 0.68% fail on Restricted movement (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Mechanical components (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pivot (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Warning (23 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage condition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.88% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front
      • 0.047% fail on Rear (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Location
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (64% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pipe
      • 0.035% fail on Cap (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on System
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.094% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.75% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers other (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers front (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.047% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.047% fail on Seats (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 2005 cars)
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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