Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2006
51.8% pass rate
from 8,640 tests in 2020
(9.7% 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.

  • 25% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 8.0% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
        • 0.17% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Pivot (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Linkage
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.98% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.012% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.046% fail on Valves
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Additional braking device
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.83% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.058% fail on Axles (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Axle
      • 0.012% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.058% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Visibility (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.093% fail on View to rear (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Mirrors (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Condition of glass (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Windscreen (84% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Spark ignition (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.97% fail on Fluid leaks (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (51% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (39% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.081% fail on Joints
    • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Chassis
      • 0.28% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
      • 0.046% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.035% fail on Other passenger's door (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.023% fail on Panel
    • 0.058% fail on Seats (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on System
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Bracket
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.023% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.023% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% 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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