Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2003
55.6% pass rate
from 4,550 tests in 2017
(8.5% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front lamps (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamps (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.24% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.044% fail on Horn (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 0.13% fail on Front (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.066% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Location
    • 0.044% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on General condition
    • 0.022% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.81% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.3% fail on Hub components (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.066% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.5% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Components (95% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Hoses (97% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Leaks (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.088% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.088% fail on Cable
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.088% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Free play
        • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
    • 0.35% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering control
      • 0.022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.022% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Body condition
    • 0.24% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers
    • 0.088% fail on Vehicle structure (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Seats (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.022% fail on Body security
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.84% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
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