Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.5% pass rate
from 485 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Brakes (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks
      • 0.82% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake back plates (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.9% fail on ABS (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front drive shafts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Pipe
      • 0.41% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
    • 3.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.82% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Operation
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.41% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.62% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.41% fail on Engine mountings (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.21% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate

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