Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 1996
47.2% pass rate
from 343 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses
      • 0.87% fail on Leaks
      • 0.58% fail on Operation
    • 4.4% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
        • 0.29% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps (67% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Battery
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Couplings
      • 1.5% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (16 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (22 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Front suspension joints (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.58% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.58% fail on Front
    • 0.29% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Cap
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.87% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering system
      • 4.7% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.87% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Operation
    • 0.29% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.87% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Honda Accord (1993 - 1998)
    Smooth, refined drive, with decent handling. Excellent four-speed auto. Generally very reliable if serviced on time.

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