Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.1% pass rate
from 3,985 tests in 2020
(5.2% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamps (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Position lamp (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.050% fail on Horn (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Brakes (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (30% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.025% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
        • 0.025% fail on Linkage
    • 3.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.18% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Flexible brake hoses (88% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.050% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.050% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.025% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.050% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.050% fail on Joints
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.025% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.075% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
      • 0.050% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.075% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.050% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.050% fail on Floor
    • 0.050% fail on Undertray
    • 0.025% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering component
    • 0.53% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes and hoses (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
    • 0.050% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 0.90% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.050% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.050% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages
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