Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.1% pass rate
from 16,731 tests in 2020
(2.9% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0060% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Switch (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.036% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0060% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.036% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (8.6% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (73% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension rod (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (12% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0060% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums (29% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (59% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Cable (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Lever
        • 0.024% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0060% fail on Pivot
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Lever (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components
      • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0060% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (17% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0060% fail on Window
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition (16% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (11% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.096% fail on Emission control equipment (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Catalytic converter (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0060% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0060% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.030% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.090% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0060% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0060% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.030% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.036% fail on Prop shafts (83% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0060% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Passenger's seat (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis condition (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.054% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on System
    • 0.16% fail on Body (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.024% fail on Panel (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's door (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Catch
      • 0.048% fail on Front passenger's door (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition (74% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Hinge
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door (91% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Floor
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.024% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.018% fail on Cabs
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.0060% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0060% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0060% fail on Dropside condition
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0060% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Pump
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0060% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.71% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag (82% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.024% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0060% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0060% fail on Speedometer
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  • Honda Civic (2001 - 2005)
    Roomy and practical interior, tidy looks, refined petrol engines, rear seats fold flat to add to usefulness, well built and reliable.

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