Honda Prelude MOT Results

Registered in 1997
59.3% pass rate
from 243 tests in 2020
(4.8% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Prelude is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (86% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (4.1% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4.8% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (8.2% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.41% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 14% fail on Suspension (3.3% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3.3% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (13% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (6.8% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes (39% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (2.7% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 10% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Other leaks
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (8.0% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (8.1% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (12% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7.7% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Battery(ies) (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.41% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.41% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.6% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (7.5% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Joints (6.5% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (6.3% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (5.0% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (93% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Body (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Integral vehicle structure (51% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (50% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.41% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Cabs
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (1.7% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (23% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (12% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Operation
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (3.8% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (31% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (14% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Airbags
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (36% worse than other 1997 cars)

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