Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1996
53.5% pass rate
from 1,676 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (61% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.060% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.060% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.060% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on All direction indicators
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure (48% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (48% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tank
      • 0.060% fail on Hose
      • 0.060% fail on Pipe
    • 0.78% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
    • 0.30% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.060% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (36% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Springs
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.060% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.060% fail on Axle
      • 0.060% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.060% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs and drums (85% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs (84% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.95% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.060% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.060% fail on Leaks
      • 0.060% fail on Servos
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.060% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.060% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.060% fail on Other components
        • 0.060% fail on Steering component
      • 0.060% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Power steering
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.060% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.060% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.060% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (71% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.060% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Hubs

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