Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.5% pass rate
from 15,150 tests in 2020
(7.6% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0066% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0066% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.073% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Lever
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0066% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0066% fail on Valves
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.013% fail on Flexible brake hoses (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0066% fail on Other components
      • 0.0066% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0066% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Electrical equipment (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0066% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Switch (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension (7.3% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0066% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.013% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0066% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.086% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.066% fail on Body
      • 0.053% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Hose
      • 0.0066% fail on Pipe
    • 0.013% fail on Chassis
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0066% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0066% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.092% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0066% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.086% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.046% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0066% fail on Window
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Oxygen sensor (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0066% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.059% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0066% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0066% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0066% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.70% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Operation
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering
      • 0.040% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
      • 0.0066% fail on Pump
    • 0.0066% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0066% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0066% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.52% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.073% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0066% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0066% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0066% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0066% fail on Speed limiter
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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