Skoda Fabia MOT Results

Registered in 2011
72.5% pass rate
from 13,376 tests in 2020
(13% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Fabia is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (7.0% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (6.9% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (11% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Battery(ies) (5.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.090% fail on Position lamps (4.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Position lamp (4.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.037% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Main beam tell-tale (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0075% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (29% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (27% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Axle
      • 0.0075% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0075% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (6.2% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (38% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (0.29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (0.19% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (1.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (1.9% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (4.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested (5.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Cable (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Lever (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0075% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pedal (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Flexible brake hoses (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (9.3% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (6.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (2.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (13% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Condition of glass (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Windscreen (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on View to rear (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Mirrors (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (67% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Transmission (27% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Drive shafts (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Joints (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts (41% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Doors (31% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Front passenger's door (18% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
      • 0.037% fail on Other passenger's door (23% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition (36% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
    • 0.082% fail on Body (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Panel
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Tank
      • 0.0075% fail on Hose
      • 0.0075% fail on Pipe
    • 0.045% fail on Undertray (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Seats (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's seat (2.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0075% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0075% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Catalyst emissions (0.45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Other leaks (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Engine oil leaks (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0075% fail on Undertray
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Steering gear (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Power steering (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Operation (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering (8.3% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (9.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0075% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment (16% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.0075% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0075% fail on Speedometer
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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