Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1990
65.1% pass rate
from 146 tests in 2020
(7.4% worse than other 1990 cars)
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (67% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (35% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (61% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (68% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (74% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (0.81% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (0.81% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3.7% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (40% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.68% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.68% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.68% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.68% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.68% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.68% fail on Bracket
    • 0.68% fail on Body
      • 0.68% fail on Panel
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's seat
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (7.1% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (5.0% better than other 1990 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (14% better than other 1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (13% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (10% better than other 1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.68% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.68% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (15% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (36% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (57% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.68% fail on Operation
    • 0.68% fail on Steering play
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (7.3% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (46% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (98% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (51% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment

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