Kia Rio MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.7% pass rate
from 9,180 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Kia Rio is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.12% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.098% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.076% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.011% fail on Horn
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.56% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.011% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.011% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.054% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.054% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.044% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Rbt
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
    • 0.022% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.011% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.011% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.011% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.25% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.065% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.054% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Springs
      • 0.011% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.011% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.17% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.054% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.054% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.054% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (54% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.098% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.022% fail on Body
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other body component
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.011% fail on Transmission
      • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.011% fail on Joints
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.065% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 0.044% fail on Steering
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
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