Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.1% pass rate
from 576 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (3.5% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (8.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3.0% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Suspension arm (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Lever (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.69% fail on Body (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Doors (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's door (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
    • 0.17% fail on Cabs
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Headlamp (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies) (3.6% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
  • 11% fail on Visibility (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (7.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (8.8% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested (11% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (9.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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