Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2002
47.8% pass rate
from 2,198 tests in 2020
(8.6% 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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.091% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 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
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.64% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.045% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Linkage (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Lever
        • 0.045% fail on Cable
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.091% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.091% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.6% fail on Transmission
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Joints
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Other passenger's door (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on System
      • 0.045% fail on Hose
      • 0.045% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.64% fail on Bumpers (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.091% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Other body component
      • 0.045% fail on Panel
    • 0.18% fail on Cabs (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Floor
    • 0.091% fail on Seats
      • 0.091% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.091% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.091% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.045% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.045% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.045% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.045% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 0.91% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.045% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.045% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.045% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Condition

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