Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2011
65.7% pass rate
from 11,725 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (27 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0085% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0085% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0085% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.017% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
        • 0.026% fail on Pivot (19 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.026% fail on Master cylinder (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0085% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.59% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (84% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0085% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.034% fail on Daytime running lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0085% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.0085% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0085% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0085% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0085% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0085% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.085% fail on View to rear
      • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.034% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.034% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.034% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.034% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on System
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.051% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0085% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0085% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0085% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0085% fail on Door condition
    • 0.051% fail on Body
      • 0.034% fail on Other body component
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
    • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.017% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0085% fail on Bracket
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0085% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0085% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0085% fail on Components
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0085% fail on Operation
    • 0.0085% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0085% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0085% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.0085% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0085% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Picanto (2011 - 2017)
    Excellent small car for the money. High quality and neatly designed interior. Great to drive and cheap to run.
  • 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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