Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.2% pass rate
from 26,159 tests in 2017
(5.7% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Rear lamps (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0076% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual lamps (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Battery (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0038% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Horn (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0038% fail on Switch
    • 0.0076% fail on Rear reflectors (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 10% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Location (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Trailing arms (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on Axle beam (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on King pins
    • 0.023% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0038% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0076% fail on Radius arms (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0038% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0038% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0038% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (6.6% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Valve stem (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type (85% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0038% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear wheels (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front wheels (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on ABS (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Components (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0038% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0038% fail on Valves
      • 0.019% fail on Leaks (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Operation
      • 0.0038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
        • 0.065% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.054% fail on Restricted movement (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.019% fail on Lever
      • 0.0076% fail on Cable (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.0038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0038% fail on Components
        • 0.0038% fail on Servos
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0038% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0038% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Cap (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Tank
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (44% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Free play (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.023% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0076% fail on Power steering (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0038% fail on Operation
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0038% fail on Steering column
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers front (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Seats (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0038% fail on Passengers
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.0076% fail on Load security
      • 0.0076% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0038% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0038% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0038% fail on Chassis
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Hubs
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.099% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0076% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2008 cars)
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