Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1998
50.6% pass rate
from 4,834 tests in 2017
(5.6% 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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Stop lamp (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (33% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.021% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.021% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Battery (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas (20% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Subframe mounting (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Spring mounting (86% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (37% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Condition
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (31% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.87% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 0.48% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.021% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Components (46% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes (25% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (39% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
        • 0.083% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.021% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.021% fail on Cable
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (11% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Emissions (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.062% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on System (83% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (21% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.56% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering system (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.041% fail on Free play
        • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Rams
    • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.041% fail on Steering column
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (21% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.68% fail on Vehicle structure (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.041% fail on Access panel
      • 0.041% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.021% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.083% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.041% fail on Towbars
    • 0.041% fail on Towbar

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