Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2011
72.1% pass rate
from 9,974 tests in 2017
(13% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Rear lamps (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Horn
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 0.040% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Components (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Hoses
        • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.070% fail on Leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.58% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Lever (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
      • 0.010% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.010% fail on Pivot
    • 0.010% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.010% fail on Pedal
        • 0.010% fail on Anti-slip
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Size/type
    • 0.050% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.060% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (36% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.51% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.48% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.010% fail on Couplings
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.030% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.42% fail on Front suspension joints (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.080% fail on Front
      • 0.030% fail on Rear
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.050% fail on Hose (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Cap
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on System
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.93% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Installation check (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.010% fail on Requirements
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.060% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
  • 0.22% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering system (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Free play
        • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.010% fail on Power steering
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.090% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Attachment
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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