Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2009
70.3% pass rate
from 3,654 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Accord is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (0.80% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (1.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (4.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (6.4% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (6.3% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance (1.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance (3.4% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (0.87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums (36% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (54% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.79% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control (2.7% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Lever (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Horn
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Switch (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (8.3% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joints (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.93% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Coil spring (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (29% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Driver's view (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet (61% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Emissions not tested (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Belts
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Tank (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Other passenger's door (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.027% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.027% fail on Chassis
      • 0.027% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.027% fail on Body
      • 0.027% fail on Other body component
    • 0.027% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.027% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.79% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Power steering (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment (5.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates (33% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
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