Honda Prelude MOT Results

Registered in 1998
57.3% pass rate
from 220 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Honda Prelude is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.45% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.45% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (1.5% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 15% fail on Suspension (8.3% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (1.3% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (3.0% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (0.58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers (22% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.7% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (21% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (23% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies) (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.45% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Position lamp
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Emissions not tested (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (6.6% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (11% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (10% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Chassis
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.45% fail on Transmission
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Body condition
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Steering (10% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.45% fail on Rams
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.45% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (8.9% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (23% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment

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