Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.6% pass rate
from 8,630 tests in 2017
(21% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.23% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.081% fail on Battery
    • 0.070% fail on Horn
    • 0.035% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.093% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear wheels (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.10% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.023% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Pipes
        • 0.012% fail on Hoses
        • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.081% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.058% fail on Pedal
        • 0.058% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Suspension arms (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.17% fail on Front (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Rear
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Location
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
  • 0.48% fail on Steering
    • 0.46% fail on Steering system
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Free play
        • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Emissions
    • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Condition
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