Honda Prelude MOT Results

Registered in 1997
64.6% pass rate
from 271 tests in 2020
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 Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.37% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 9.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.37% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.37% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.74% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.74% fail on Door condition
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.74% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.74% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.37% fail on Other body component
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.74% fail on Electronic power steering (23 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.37% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Airbags
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates

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