Honda Jazz MOT Results

Registered in 2008
74.2% pass rate
from 20,702 tests in 2017
(30% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Jazz is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0048% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0048% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.058% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
        • 0.0048% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Battery (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0048% fail on Lamp
  • 10% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.014% fail on Brake performance not tested (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0048% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Hoses (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on ABS (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.019% fail on Mechanical components (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Lever
      • 0.0048% fail on Cable
      • 0.0048% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.0097% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0097% fail on Components
        • 0.0097% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0048% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (7.9% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Mirrors (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0048% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (48% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension joints (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Couplings
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Rear (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Front (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Tie bars/rods (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Component mounting (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0048% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Cap (84% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Free play
        • 0.0048% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0048% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0048% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0097% fail on Requirements
    • 0.097% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0048% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate (57% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0097% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Doors (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers other (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers front (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Drivers
    • 0.019% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0048% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0048% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0048% fail on Body security
Read the Honest John Review

  • Honda Jazz (2008 - 2015)
    Neatly styled. Increased room and better performance than original Jazz. better to drive. Very versatile. CVT-7 returned in February 2011 replacing i-SHIFT. More reliable than first generation Jazz.
  • Honda Jazz (2001 - 2008)
    Clever interior redefined the small car. Most space efficient small car built. Very reliable first 3 - 4 years.

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