Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1997
53.2% pass rate
from 2,610 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (98% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 1.00% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.96% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.077% fail on Pipe
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on System
    • 0.42% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
      • 0.038% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.077% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
      • 0.038% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.038% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.038% fail on Cabs
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.00% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.96% fail on Springs
      • 0.88% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.88% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.077% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.077% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.038% fail on Cable
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
    • 0.038% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition (29% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.077% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.038% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.1% fail on Steering (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
        • 0.038% fail on Steering component
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Airbags
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.077% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.038% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.038% fail on Anchorages

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