Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.9% pass rate
from 6,299 tests in 2020
(5.9% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies) (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.016% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Suspension arm (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Other suspension component (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.78% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.095% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.016% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.079% fail on Lever
        • 0.016% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Pivot
        • 0.016% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability control (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.095% fail on Pedal
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.095% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.064% fail on Flexible brake hoses (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
    • 0.016% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (40% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.35% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Chassis (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis condition (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Doors (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.079% fail on Body (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Panel
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Body condition
    • 0.079% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.079% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar
      • 0.048% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.048% fail on Floor
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Rams
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering box
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
    • 0.60% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
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