Honda Accord MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.3% pass rate
from 3,947 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.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.076% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.025% fail on Cable
        • 0.025% fail on Linkage
    • 0.66% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.63% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.025% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.71% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Coil spring (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.051% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.051% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on View to rear
      • 0.051% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
      • 0.025% fail on Panel
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.025% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.025% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.35% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.051% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
    • 0.076% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
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