Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.3% pass rate
from 6,979 tests in 2017
(20% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Rear lamps (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual lamps (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.086% fail on Horn
    • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type
    • 0.072% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.39% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.39% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.043% fail on Front
      • 0.043% fail on Rear
    • 0.057% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.014% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.014% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.95% fail on ABS (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Components (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Pipes (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.043% fail on Pedal
        • 0.043% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
      • 0.014% fail on Cap
      • 0.014% fail on System
    • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering system (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.043% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.043% fail on Body condition
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Seats
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers
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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