Honda Civic MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.1% pass rate
from 13,911 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0072% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0072% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.050% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on View to rear
      • 0.065% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0072% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.050% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.050% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0072% fail on Lever
        • 0.0072% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0072% fail on Pivot
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.093% fail on Pedal
    • 0.086% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.058% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0072% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0072% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.75% fail on Suspension (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joints (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Linkage
    • 0.14% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Shock absorbers (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0072% fail on Axles
      • 0.0072% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0072% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0072% fail on Joints
    • 0.043% fail on Body
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0072% fail on Panel
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.014% fail on Exhaust system (98% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bumpers (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0072% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0072% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0072% fail on Coupling
    • 0.0072% fail on Doors
      • 0.0072% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0072% fail on Door condition
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates (40% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0072% fail on Pump
      • 0.0072% fail on Other components
  • 0.20% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0072% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Compression ignition (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Engine oil leaks (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0072% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0072% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2012 cars)
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