Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2012
68.0% pass rate
from 10,103 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.069% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.069% fail on Horn
      • 0.0099% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Switch
    • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0099% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0099% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0099% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0099% fail on Switch
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0099% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0099% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0099% fail on Axles
      • 0.0099% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
        • 0.0099% fail on Lever
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0099% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on Parking brake control (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0099% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Servos
    • 0.0099% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0099% fail on Pedal
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.079% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on View to rear
      • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0099% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.81% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0099% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.049% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.89% fail on Steering
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0099% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0099% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0099% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.49% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Joints
    • 0.089% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0099% fail on Hinge
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0099% fail on Panel
    • 0.030% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
      • 0.0099% fail on Hose
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0099% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0099% fail on Seats
      • 0.0099% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.099% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0099% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0099% fail on Speedometer
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