Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2001
47.6% pass rate
from 2,149 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.093% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.093% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.093% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.093% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Switch
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.047% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.19% fail on Linkage (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.047% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.093% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.047% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Other braking system component (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.093% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame condition (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (35% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Floor (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.047% fail on System
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
      • 0.047% fail on Body condition
      • 0.047% fail on Panel
      • 0.047% fail on Pillar
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.093% fail on Cabs
      • 0.093% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.047% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition (61% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.093% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.093% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.093% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
  • 11% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Steering gear (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.093% fail on Pump
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Rams
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.047% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.047% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.047% fail on Steering column
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 9.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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