Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2007
51.6% pass rate
from 2,475 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.040% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.081% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.040% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.040% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.69% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Cable
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.081% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.081% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Sub-frames (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.040% fail on Axles
      • 0.040% fail on Axle
  • 13% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 12% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.040% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.081% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Tank (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Hose
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe
      • 0.081% fail on System
    • 0.61% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
      • 0.040% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
      • 0.040% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.081% fail on Body
      • 0.081% fail on Other body component
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.81% fail on Compression ignition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.081% fail on Road Wheels (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 0.040% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.040% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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