Skoda Fabia MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.8% pass rate
from 8,758 tests in 2020
(4.3% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Fabia is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamps (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Headlamp (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.64% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.069% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.023% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Springs (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (24% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.080% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.057% fail on Axles
      • 0.057% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.034% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake performance not tested (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Cable
        • 0.034% fail on Linkage
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.011% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.54% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.091% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.034% fail on Valves
      • 0.023% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.091% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Joints (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.069% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's seat (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
      • 0.046% fail on Panel
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.046% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.023% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.011% fail on Towbar condition
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Spark ignition (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.023% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (40% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.023% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.057% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Undertray
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.011% fail on Window
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.72% fail on Electronic power steering (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.023% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.023% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.023% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.023% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.011% fail on Passenger grab handles
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