Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2001
53.5% pass rate
from 16,346 tests in 2017
(6.4% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (3.9% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front lamps (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (9.5% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (19% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0061% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps (20% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.72% fail on Battery (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tell tale (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.055% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Switch (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 19% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0061% fail on Presence
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Component mounting (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Subframe mounting (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Location (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0061% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.012% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Rear (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonded suspension (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.098% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Tie bars/rods (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0061% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension unit
  • 14% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels (13% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.043% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.012% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes (37% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Hoses (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Mechanical components (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
      • 0.024% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0061% fail on Components
        • 0.0061% fail on Pipes
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (7.4% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Cap (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Tank
      • 0.0061% fail on System
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0061% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0061% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.89% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0061% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Free play
        • 0.0061% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other components (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pipes and hoses (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.043% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.024% fail on Steering operation (78% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Body condition (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Doors (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers other (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers front (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0061% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0061% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.012% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0061% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2001 cars)
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