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Honda Civic MOT Results

63.8% pass rate
from 486 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Component mounting (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.41% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Front drive shafts (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Drive shafts (99 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.41% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.82% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.41% fail on Lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.82% fail on Pipes
        • 0.62% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on ABS
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on System
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Load security
      • 0.21% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate