Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2001
52.3% pass rate
from 12,927 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0077% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0077% fail on Switch
      • 0.0077% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0077% fail on Arm
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Suspension (8.1% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (24% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Sub-frame (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Axles (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (89% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums (23% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Cable (93% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Lever
        • 0.015% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0077% fail on Pivot
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Electronic stability control (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.0077% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0077% fail on Condition
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0077% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0077% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.062% fail on Prop shafts (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Joints (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Integral vehicle structure (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0077% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.023% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Chassis (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis condition (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.023% fail on Body condition
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0077% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.21% fail on Doors (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
      • 0.070% fail on Other passenger's door (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Door condition (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0077% fail on Catch
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Tank
      • 0.062% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on System
    • 0.070% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0077% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0077% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0077% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0077% fail on Floor
    • 0.0077% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0077% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition (24% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.085% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.039% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.015% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0077% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (97% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.054% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.039% fail on Undertray
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Operation
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic power steering (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Other components (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.062% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.062% fail on Steering column
    • 0.039% fail on Steering play (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.039% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.86% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.99% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0077% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0077% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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