Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2002
46.5% pass rate
from 3,361 tests in 2017
(8.1% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Headlamp (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.030% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.030% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
      • 0.060% fail on Lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.060% fail on Horn (91% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 24% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Subframe mounting (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (41% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (18% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Components (20% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.089% fail on Hoses (94% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hub components (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.089% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.030% fail on Fitment
    • 0.62% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.060% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Pipes
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Cap
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Steering system (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Steering box
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Drive system
      • 0.030% fail on Rams
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.060% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
    • 0.57% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (64% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.030% fail on Towbars
    • 0.030% fail on Vehicle structure

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