Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.9% pass rate
from 15,324 tests in 2020
(6.2% 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.

  • 13% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0065% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0065% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.96% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Cable (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Rod
        • 0.0065% fail on Linkage
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.052% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0065% fail on Valves
    • 0.026% fail on Flexible brake hoses (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.70% fail on Electrical equipment (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.091% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.0065% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0065% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
      • 0.0065% fail on Belts
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Seats
      • 0.091% fail on Passenger's seat (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.052% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.078% fail on Body
      • 0.046% fail on Other body component
      • 0.026% fail on Panel
      • 0.0065% fail on Body condition
    • 0.072% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Bracket
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.013% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0065% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0065% fail on Coupling
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0065% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0065% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.020% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0065% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0065% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0065% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Track rod end (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0065% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0065% fail on Other components
        • 0.0065% fail on Steering component
    • 0.55% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Power steering
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.0065% fail on Other components
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.64% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0065% fail on Requirements
    • 0.078% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0065% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0065% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0065% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0065% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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