Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2009
58.3% pass rate
from 6,834 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Steering (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 14% fail on Steering linkage components (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 13% fail on Track rod end (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.53% fail on Steering gear (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.088% fail on Steering play
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.48% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.32% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.059% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.044% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.059% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.015% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.66% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Transmission (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Drive shafts (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Joints (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.015% fail on Chassis
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis condition
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
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