Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.1% pass rate
from 10,853 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Switch
    • 0.064% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.064% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.064% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Horn
      • 0.0092% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.018% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.018% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0092% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0092% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0092% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.046% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.046% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0092% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.037% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.018% fail on Lever
        • 0.0092% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0092% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
      • 0.018% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.074% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.037% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.028% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Lever (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0092% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.018% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0092% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0092% fail on Other components
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (29% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (25 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Compression ignition (89% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0092% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.48% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0092% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.98% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.37% fail on Steering (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.018% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation
      • 0.0092% fail on Other components
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Body
      • 0.074% fail on Other body component
    • 0.046% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Doors
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0092% fail on Door condition
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0092% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0092% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0092% fail on Seats
      • 0.0092% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (59% better than other 2013 cars)
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