Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.3% pass rate
from 4,341 tests in 2020
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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.6% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.069% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.023% fail on Other braking system component
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Mounting
    • 0.023% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.023% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Joints
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.046% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.023% fail on Body
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.046% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.046% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on View to rear
      • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.023% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.39% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.092% fail on Power steering
      • 0.069% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.023% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.48% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.046% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Attachment
  • 0.023% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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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