Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.8% pass rate
from 3,517 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.63% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.85% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.057% fail on Cable
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.057% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.057% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.028% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 14% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Track rod end (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.085% fail on Other components
      • 0.028% fail on Rams
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.028% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.057% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Tank (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.028% fail on System
    • 0.37% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.028% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.028% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.057% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
      • 0.028% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
    • 0.028% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.028% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.028% fail on Body
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
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