Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.0% pass rate
from 9,188 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.022% fail on Horn
    • 0.022% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.011% fail on Battery
    • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.087% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Components
        • 0.033% fail on Pipes
        • 0.022% fail on Hoses
    • 0.076% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.076% fail on Pedal
        • 0.076% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.065% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.011% fail on ABS
  • 0.70% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.19% fail on Front (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rear
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.065% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.054% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.011% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.011% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.28% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.087% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Steering
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Condition
  • 0.087% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.065% fail on Body condition
    • 0.011% fail on Body security
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
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