Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.5% pass rate
from 3,219 tests in 2020
(8.9% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.25% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.71% fail on Chassis (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Chassis condition (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Body
      • 0.37% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Body condition
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.062% fail on Tank
      • 0.062% fail on Pipe
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.093% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.093% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.031% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.093% fail on Cabs
      • 0.093% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
      • 0.031% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.031% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (75% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (29% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.031% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.093% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.062% fail on Cable
        • 0.031% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.031% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.062% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.093% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.093% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.093% fail on Suspension rod (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.031% fail on Axles
      • 0.031% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Spark ignition (27% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.031% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.031% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.062% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.031% fail on Undertray
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.062% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.062% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering component
        • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage
    • 3.3% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.093% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Pump
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.031% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.093% fail on Airbags
      • 0.093% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.093% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.093% fail on Condition

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