Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 1996
51.4% pass rate
from 220 tests in 2020
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.

  • 28% fail on Brakes (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 6.8% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.45% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.4% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.91% fail on Lever
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.91% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.91% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.91% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 9.1% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.91% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.91% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Panel
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
    • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
    • 0.45% fail on Cabs
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.45% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.45% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.45% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.45% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.45% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates

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