Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.0% pass rate
from 309 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.32% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.65% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body
      • 1.3% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.32% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.32% fail on Chassis
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.32% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.97% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.97% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.32% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.97% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.32% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.97% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.32% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.32% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 2.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.65% fail on Power steering
      • 0.65% fail on Other components
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plates (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.32% fail on Anchorages

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