Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.5% pass rate
from 3,870 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Battery (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.078% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.052% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.052% fail on Hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on ABS (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.078% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal
        • 0.078% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.052% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.052% fail on Components
        • 0.052% fail on Servos
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.65% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.052% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Location
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
  • 0.23% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% 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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