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Honda Civic MOT Results

69.6% pass rate
from 345 tests in 2020
(11% 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 Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Wheel bearings (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Springs (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Coil springs (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Coil spring (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars (9.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (0.44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (6.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Individual direction indicators (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.87% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies) (1.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.29% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (1.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Chassis (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Chassis condition (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
    • 0.58% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.29% fail on Bracket
    • 0.58% fail on Body (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (10% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance (8.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components (6.0% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Linkage
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Lever (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.29% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (7.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Driver's view (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 0.29% fail on Steering play
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates