Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.1% pass rate
from 22,228 tests in 2020
(4.3% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamps (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0090% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0045% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (9.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0090% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Electrical equipment (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0045% fail on Switch
      • 0.0045% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0045% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 0.063% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0045% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0045% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0045% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (9.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.040% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Sub-frame (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.063% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0090% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0045% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0045% fail on Operation
  • 16% fail on Brakes (7.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0045% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0090% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0045% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Lever
        • 0.040% fail on Cable (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0090% fail on Clevis joint (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0045% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0045% fail on Pivot
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Anti-lock braking system (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Electronic stability control (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Lever (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0090% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0090% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0045% fail on Servos
      • 0.0045% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Other braking system component (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
      • 0.0045% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0090% fail on Operation
      • 0.0045% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0045% fail on Servos
    • 0.0045% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0045% fail on Operation
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Window
    • 0.094% fail on Bonnet (55% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (8.1% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Oxygen sensor (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.045% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0090% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0090% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0045% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.036% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.031% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0045% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Prop shafts (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0090% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0045% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0045% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.40% fail on Chassis
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0090% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.39% fail on Bumpers (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Doors (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0045% fail on Catch
        • 0.0045% fail on Hinge
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.072% fail on Panel
      • 0.013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Hose
    • 0.090% fail on Undertray
    • 0.067% fail on Seats (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's seat (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Floor
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0090% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0090% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0045% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0045% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0045% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0045% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0045% fail on Other components
        • 0.0045% fail on Steering component
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Power steering (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Operation (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Other components
    • 0.018% fail on Steering play (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Steering gear (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Steering rack (99% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0090% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Airbags
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0045% fail on Condition
  • 0.031% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
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