Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.7% pass rate
from 6,045 tests in 2017
(8.0% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.083% fail on Horn
    • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.017% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Hoses
        • 0.050% fail on Cylinders (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.066% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.76% fail on ABS (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.083% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.033% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Drive system (39 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.066% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering control
      • 0.017% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.017% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front drive shafts (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Constant velocity joints (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.46% fail on Front (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.050% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on System
    • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.099% fail on Condition
      • 0.050% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.017% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.017% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Condition
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