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Honda Civic MOT Results

68.3% pass rate
from 426 tests in 2020
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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.94% fail on Horn
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.47% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.70% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.70% fail on Body
      • 0.70% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Chassis
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt
          • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.94% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.70% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Valves
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.94% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.70% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates