Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.9% pass rate
from 1,486 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Suspension (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Wheel bearings (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Rear (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 13% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 7.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.067% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.067% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.067% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.067% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Battery
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
  • 19% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Components (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Pipes (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.74% fail on Leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 0.81% fail on Hub components (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.067% fail on Components
        • 0.067% fail on Pipes
    • 0.067% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drivers (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition
    • 0.54% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Chassis
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.067% fail on Access panel
      • 0.067% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mountings
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
    • 0.54% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (62% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pump
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment

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