Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.6% pass rate
from 3,746 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.85% fail on Horn
    • 0.80% fail on Battery (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Lamp
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.85% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.64% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Radius arms (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Pipes
    • 0.027% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.027% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (49% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes (31% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses (90% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.027% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.080% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.053% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.027% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.027% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.053% fail on Tank
      • 0.027% fail on System
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
        • 0.027% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.080% fail on Other components
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
      • 0.027% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.027% fail on Steering control
      • 0.027% fail on Steering column
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Body security
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.027% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Installation check
        • 0.027% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition

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