Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2004
51.1% pass rate
from 5,376 tests in 2020
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.019% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension arm (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.43% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.074% fail on Axles
      • 0.074% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.019% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
        • 0.019% fail on Pivot
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.74% fail on Lever
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.019% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
    • 0.019% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Transmission (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Joints (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pillar
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
      • 0.39% fail on Front passenger's door (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.093% fail on Pipe
      • 0.037% fail on Hose
      • 0.037% fail on System
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.093% fail on Other body component
      • 0.074% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Chassis condition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.019% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.019% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.074% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.019% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering linkage components (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.019% fail on Window
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 0.056% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.037% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.019% fail on Anchorages
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