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Honda Accord MOT Results

73.4% pass rate
from 139 tests in 2020
(0.91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Visibility (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Washers (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (3.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (5.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (2.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.72% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.72% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Bumpers
  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.72% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)