Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.1% pass rate
from 546 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (70% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.73% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.92% fail on Lever
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.55% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.92% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.92% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.18% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Panel
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.37% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.37% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.18% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.18% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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