Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.8% pass rate
from 4,869 tests in 2020
(5.2% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Linkage
        • 0.041% fail on Pivot (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.041% fail on Valves
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.021% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.021% fail on Horn
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
  • 9.9% fail on Visibility (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.062% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.041% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.041% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Chassis
      • 0.21% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.062% fail on Other body component
      • 0.041% fail on Panel
    • 0.062% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket
    • 0.041% fail on Load security (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.021% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.021% fail on Access panel
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.082% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.062% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Attachment
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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