Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.5% pass rate
from 11,813 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Civic is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.051% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 0.034% fail on Battery
    • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0085% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0085% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.017% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Components (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0085% fail on Hoses
    • 0.0085% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0085% fail on ABS
    • 0.0085% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.87% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.32% fail on Suspension (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.068% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.034% fail on Front
      • 0.034% fail on Rear
    • 0.068% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Front drive shafts (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Constant velocity joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0085% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.076% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.025% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.076% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0085% fail on Condition
  • 0.076% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Cap
      • 0.0085% fail on System
    • 0.0085% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0085% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.068% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0085% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0085% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.042% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Seats
      • 0.0085% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0085% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0085% fail on Doors
      • 0.0085% fail on Passengers other
Read the Honest John Review

  • Honda Civic (2012 - 2017)
    Good ride comfort. High quality feel. Huge loadspace and versatile rear seats. Excellent 1.6 i-DTEC diesel averages a claimed 78.5mpg. All engines chain cam.

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