Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.5% pass rate
from 6,449 tests in 2017
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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.6% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Rear lamps (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.78% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.047% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
      • 0.031% fail on Lamp
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.062% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.016% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Presence
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Trailing arms (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on General condition
    • 0.016% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.12% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Wheel cylinder (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Components (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.093% fail on Cylinders (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.016% fail on Servos
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Components
        • 0.047% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
        • 0.016% fail on Hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.047% fail on Lever
      • 0.031% fail on Cable (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Pivot
    • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.016% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.19% fail on Free play
        • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.062% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
    • 0.078% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers front (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis
    • 0.016% fail on Body security
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.73% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Installation check
        • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
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