Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2015
85.1% pass rate
from 11,763 tests in 2020
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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.88% fail on Washers
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.034% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.034% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.034% fail on View to rear
      • 0.034% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.034% fail on Rbt
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0085% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.043% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0085% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.034% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.026% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0085% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.0085% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0085% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.23% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0085% fail on Horn
    • 0.0085% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0085% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0085% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0085% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.085% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0085% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0085% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.21% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (53% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0085% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.077% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0085% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0085% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.094% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0085% fail on Panel
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.017% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.017% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0085% fail on Transmission
      • 0.0085% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0085% fail on Joints
    • 0.0085% fail on Doors
      • 0.0085% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0085% fail on Door condition
  • 0.077% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Condition
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