Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2012
70.7% pass rate
from 14,054 tests in 2020
(7.8% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Picanto is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0071% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Lever (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Cable (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Linkage (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0071% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0071% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0071% fail on Valves
    • 0.014% fail on Flexible brake hoses (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0071% fail on Leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0071% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Switch
      • 0.0071% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0071% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.085% fail on Daytime running lamps (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0071% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0071% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.057% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.057% fail on View to rear
      • 0.057% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0071% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0071% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.028% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0071% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0071% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.75% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.014% fail on Belts (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0071% fail on Joints
    • 0.078% fail on Doors
      • 0.036% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition
      • 0.036% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0071% fail on Catch
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Body
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.050% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.0071% fail on System
    • 0.0071% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0071% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0071% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0071% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0071% fail on Rams
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.057% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0071% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0071% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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