Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1996
51.2% pass rate
from 2,392 tests in 2017
(10% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Stop lamp (88% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (24% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (55% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Rear lamps (44% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.042% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.92% fail on Battery
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Horn (57% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.042% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Couplings
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.79% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (62% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Location
    • 0.71% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front (57% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (84% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Radius arms (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on General condition
    • 0.084% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels (38% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (84% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (28% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (28% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses (87% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.042% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake (53% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (53% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
        • 0.042% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Pipes
        • 0.042% fail on Servos
      • 0.042% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.084% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.042% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Cap
      • 0.084% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on System
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (33% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Steering system (98% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
        • 0.042% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.084% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.084% fail on Other components
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Drive system
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.042% fail on Steering control
      • 0.042% fail on Steering wheel
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (23% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (38% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (83% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition (32% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Vehicle structure (50% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Chassis (50% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.17% fail on Body security
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.084% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.084% fail on Tailgate (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Condition

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