Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.2% pass rate
from 13,171 tests in 2017
(9.6% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.046% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.0076% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Components (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pipes (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Reservoirs (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Hoses (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0076% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0076% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0076% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Fitment
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.0076% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0076% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0076% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0076% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0076% fail on Lever
    • 0.0076% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Coil springs (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Couplings
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front
      • 0.030% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0076% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0076% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.0076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0076% fail on Component mounting
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Cap (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.023% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
      • 0.0076% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0076% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0076% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.068% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.076% fail on Doors (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers
    • 0.015% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.0076% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0076% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0076% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Attachment (79% better than other 2009 cars)
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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