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Honda Accord MOT Results

61.8% pass rate
from 186 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.54% fail on Horn
  • 16% fail on Suspension (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.54% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.2% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
      • 1.1% fail on Operation
      • 0.54% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.54% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.54% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.54% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.54% fail on Operation
      • 0.54% fail on Other components
    • 0.54% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Condition