Honda CR-V MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.6% pass rate
from 10,045 tests in 2020
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda CR-V is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Headlamp (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0100% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0100% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.100% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0100% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0100% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0100% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0100% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 23% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.8% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.030% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0100% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0100% fail on Torsion bar
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Sub-frame (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0100% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0100% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0100% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Axles (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Axle
      • 0.0100% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Brakes (8.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.080% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0100% fail on Linkage
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.100% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0100% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0100% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0100% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (71% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0100% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0100% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0100% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.060% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Valves
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0100% fail on Servos
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lever (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Flexible brake hoses (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0100% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0100% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.0100% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0100% fail on Operation
      • 0.0100% fail on Servos
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet (88% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (30% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.050% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0100% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0100% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0100% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0100% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0100% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0100% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (53% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0100% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.100% fail on Joints
        • 0.090% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Bearing housing (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0100% fail on Belts
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis condition (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.100% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.050% fail on Panel
      • 0.0100% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0100% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.060% fail on Towbar
      • 0.030% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.020% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0100% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0100% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.040% fail on Floor
    • 0.030% fail on Fuel system (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Tank
    • 0.030% fail on Doors (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0100% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Cabs
      • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0100% fail on Steps
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0100% fail on Other components
        • 0.0100% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.0100% fail on Rams
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0100% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0100% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0100% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0100% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.90% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Requirements
    • 0.99% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (33% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates (68% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0100% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0100% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0100% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0100% fail on Speedometer
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  • Honda CR-V (2002 - 2006)
    Low-down pull from refined chain cam engines. Walk-through cabin on CVT auto models. Large boot can be increased by sliding the rear seats forward. Lasting very well.

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