Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2011
65.2% pass rate
from 8,100 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (25% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Electrical equipment (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Reversing lamps (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Reversing lamps (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.012% fail on Lever
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.062% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.049% fail on Pedal
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.074% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.025% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.037% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.037% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.012% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.099% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.049% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.049% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Bracket (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Rams (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.086% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.53% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.69% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.57% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Attachment (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Kia Rio (2011 - 2017)
    Much more stylish than previous Rio. Upmarket interior. 1.1-litre chain cam diesel emits just 85g/km of CO2. Three-door from £9,995.
  • Kia Rio (2005 - 2011)
    Roomy, well equipped and keen value. Diesel is easy on the fuel. Four-star crash test rating.

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