Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.2% pass rate
from 19,202 tests in 2020
(6.0% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Side repeaters (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Semaphore (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Arm (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0052% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.021% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.062% fail on Reversing lamps (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.010% fail on Rear reflectors (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0052% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0052% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 8.2% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0052% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.052% fail on Axles
      • 0.052% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0052% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0052% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (9.5% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Size/type (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums (23% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (23% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.021% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Lever
        • 0.0052% fail on Cable
        • 0.0052% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Lever (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0052% fail on Valves
    • 0.016% fail on Flexible brake hoses (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0052% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0052% fail on Other components
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on System
      • 0.031% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Tank
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.089% fail on Other body component
      • 0.042% fail on Panel
      • 0.0052% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
      • 0.042% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Undertray
    • 0.042% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0052% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0052% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0052% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0052% fail on Load security
      • 0.0052% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0052% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Spark ignition (36% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0052% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0052% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0052% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.078% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.057% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Operation
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0052% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0052% fail on Steering shaft
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0052% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.0052% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0052% fail on Doors
      • 0.0052% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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