Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 1999
54.2% pass rate
from 4,590 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (66% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.96% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (33% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
      • 0.26% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.41% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Belts
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Chassis (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Chassis condition (37% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.78% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.087% fail on Tank
      • 0.065% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.022% fail on System
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
      • 0.022% fail on Body condition
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.022% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
        • 0.022% fail on Lever
        • 0.022% fail on Linkage
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.044% fail on Valves
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.087% fail on Flexible brake hoses (78% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Axles
      • 0.087% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension rod
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.022% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.044% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (31% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on View to rear
      • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.35% fail on Windscreen (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (46% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Steering box
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
    • 0.087% fail on Steering play
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment
      • 0.065% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Airbags
      • 0.087% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition

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