Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.1% pass rate
from 6,884 tests in 2020
(6.4% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Position lamp (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies) (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins and bushes (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.073% fail on Lever
        • 0.073% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Cable (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Relay lever
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.015% fail on Window
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.044% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.044% fail on Undertray
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.029% fail on Prop shafts (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
      • 0.058% fail on Other passenger's door (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Body (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other body component
      • 0.015% fail on Body condition
    • 0.058% fail on Seats (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.044% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Chassis condition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.015% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.94% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.044% fail on Pump
      • 0.044% fail on Rams
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering box
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.94% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.029% fail on Anchorages
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