Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2000
54.3% pass rate
from 5,570 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.018% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.018% fail on Arm
    • 0.90% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.52% fail on Horn
      • 0.38% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.090% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.036% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (19% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums (36% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Cable
        • 0.018% fail on Lever
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Electronic parking brake (22 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.018% fail on Other braking system component
  • 13% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (20% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.090% fail on Axles
      • 0.090% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.090% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.036% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension unit
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Joints (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.75% fail on Chassis (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on System
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.072% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
    • 0.48% fail on Bumpers (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Panel
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.036% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.090% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.090% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.018% fail on Floor
    • 0.018% fail on Cabs
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on View to rear
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Power steering (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
    • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.036% fail on Steering play
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (29% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.054% fail on Anchorages (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)

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