Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.2% pass rate
from 4,634 tests in 2017
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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses
      • 0.71% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.78% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.043% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.4% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Fitment
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Mechanical components (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable
      • 0.086% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Battery (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Horn
    • 0.022% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.97% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Mirrors (80% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.065% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.043% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Cap
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
    • 0.022% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.88% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.60% fail on Doors (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.086% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.086% fail on Chassis
    • 0.086% fail on Body condition
    • 0.065% fail on Load security
      • 0.043% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers
  • 0.56% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment (70% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.022% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.022% fail on Speed limiter
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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