Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2004
57.2% pass rate
from 7,360 tests in 2017
(9.6% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front lamps (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.068% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Battery (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear
      • 0.23% fail on Front (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Constant velocity joints (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.082% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Component mounting (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Subframe mounting (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Trailing arms (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.054% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.054% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.7% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability system (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Components (97% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Hoses (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pipes (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.095% fail on Cable
      • 0.054% fail on Lever
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage
    • 0.014% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (59% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.014% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pipe
      • 0.054% fail on System (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.014% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
    • 0.56% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Rams
    • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Requirements
    • 0.38% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.76% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.71% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
    • 0.041% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 0.041% fail on Towbars
    • 0.041% fail on Towbar
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