Skoda Fabia MOT Results

Registered in 2010
70.8% pass rate
from 13,477 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Fabia is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (23% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0074% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0074% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Switch
    • 0.030% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0074% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Cable (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.015% fail on Valves
      • 0.0074% fail on Servos
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.096% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0074% fail on Servos
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses (84% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (9.8% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (73% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0074% fail on Linkage
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0074% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0074% fail on Sub-frame
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0074% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.052% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.052% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
    • 0.089% fail on Body
      • 0.082% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0074% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.074% fail on Doors
      • 0.037% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0074% fail on Catch
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0074% fail on Hinge
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.045% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.030% fail on Undertray
    • 0.022% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.022% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0074% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0074% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0074% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.90% fail on Catalyst emissions (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0074% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (29% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0074% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0074% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.082% fail on Fluid leaks (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0074% fail on Undertray
  • 0.83% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.64% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0074% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0074% fail on Other components
        • 0.0074% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.074% fail on Steering gear (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0074% fail on Rams
      • 0.0074% fail on Other components
    • 0.059% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0074% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0074% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0074% fail on Doors
      • 0.0074% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0074% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Skoda Fabia (2007 - 2015)
    Decently built and good value. Cheap to run. Greenline models are very economical with low CO2 emissions.
  • Skoda Fabia vRS (2010 - 2013)
    Great performance from buzzy 1.4 TSI engine. Very precise in corners. Firm but forgiving ride. Nicely weighted steering. Impressively economical.

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