Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.2% pass rate
from 14,419 tests in 2020
(8.2% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Plate brake tester (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.076% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested (5.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Lever (16% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Cable
        • 0.0069% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Lever (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic systems (11% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake fluid (6.4% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs (9.8% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Valves
    • 0.049% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (7.5% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.021% fail on Flexible brake hoses (82% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Springs (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Coil spring (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3.6% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-roll bar (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.46% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component (9.4% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.076% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (7.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (0.41% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (5.9% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (5.7% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.16% fail on Position lamps (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps (9.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (6.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.090% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (80% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tank (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body (3.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Other body component (1.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Panel (2.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Doors (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Other passenger's door (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Seats (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passenger's seat (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0069% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0069% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (0.49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (4.3% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on View to rear (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition of glass (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Windscreen (45% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (4.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (7.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (4.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (43% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (97% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Fluid leaks (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks (1.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (4.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (9.9% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (9.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint (6.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Power steering (3.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other components (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering play (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0069% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.42% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts (1.6% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (96% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Attachment (93% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0069% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0069% fail on Speedometer
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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