Honda is a Top Three Performer in Nationwide MoT Pass Rates


Honda is rated as a top 3 performer in an analysis of MoT pass rates undertaken by consumer champion,, reinforcing Honda’s solid reputation for reliability and bullet-proof build quality.

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The analysis of 24.5 million MoT records obtained by, revealed that an average of 86 per cent of Honda cars registered in 2008 passed their first MoT, against a national average of 80 per cent.

Notable amongst the Honda successes was the British built CRV, scoring an impressive 89 per cent and demonstrating once again that the workforce in Swindon can match the build quality of any Japanese manufacturing plant.

Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director of Honda UK said ‘it’s great to see that all three of Honda’s British built cars, the CR-V, Civic and Jazz have outperformed the national average. The highly skilled workforce at our plant in Swindon, should take great pride in these results as it shows that they are producing high quality, reliable products’

The research by involved examining tens of millions of records obtained from the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA) through the Government’s OpenData scheme. Now is publishing it as The MoT Files at

– the first time this information has ever been available to the public in such detail.

The table below shows how the Honda models stack up:

Make Model Year Tests Pass Rate
Honda S2000 2008 343 89%
Honda CR-V 2008 12618 88%
Honda Legend 2008 128 88%
Honda Jazz 2008 21293 85%
Honda Civic 2008 29557 84%
Honda Accord 2008 5166 83%
Honda FR-V 2008 2098 83%