Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2006
53.2% pass rate
from 8,569 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front wheels (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake operation (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Restricted movement (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.093% fail on Cable
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.012% fail on Pivot
    • 0.012% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Warning
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Front lamps (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear lamps (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Battery (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.71% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.070% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (33% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage condition (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.77% fail on Prescribed areas (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Component mounting (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front
      • 0.035% fail on Rear (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (100% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Location
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Axle beam
  • 6.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Cap (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on System
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (23% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Free play
        • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
    • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.035% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.012% fail on Steering column
      • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.023% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.082% fail on Requirements
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.63% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers other (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.070% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Access panel
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.047% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.047% fail on Chassis
    • 0.047% fail on Body security
    • 0.047% fail on Seats (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment (85% better than other 2006 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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