Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.1% pass rate
from 20,401 tests in 2017
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0049% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Battery (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.029% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.0049% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0049% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0098% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0098% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.078% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Front suspension joints (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Axles
      • 0.0049% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.0049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (8.4% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0098% fail on Bonnet (90% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.015% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear wheels (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.029% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on ABS
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Components (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0049% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0049% fail on Servos
      • 0.0098% fail on Operation
      • 0.0098% fail on Leaks (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake control components (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0098% fail on Cable
      • 0.0098% fail on Pivot (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Clevis joint
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Cap
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested (53% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0098% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0049% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Body condition
    • 0.078% fail on Doors (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
    • 0.034% fail on Seats (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0098% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0049% fail on Load security
      • 0.0049% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.21% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
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