Kia Picanto MOT Results

Registered in 2012
77.1% pass rate
from 11,785 tests in 2017
(9.6% 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.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Rear lamps (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamps (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch (42 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0085% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.025% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0085% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0085% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
    • 0.025% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0085% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.076% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.051% fail on Front
      • 0.025% fail on Rear
    • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0085% fail on Condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0085% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.093% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Components
        • 0.20% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Leaks
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
        • 0.068% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.042% fail on ABS
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Lever (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 0.89% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.025% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Tank
      • 0.0085% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0085% fail on Cap
  • 0.79% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Requirements
    • 0.22% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.21% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0085% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.21% fail on Registration plates and VIN (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate (43% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
    • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.051% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0085% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.017% fail on Body security
  • 0.093% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0085% fail on Free play
        • 0.0085% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0085% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering operation
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