Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.7% pass rate
from 7,151 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.098% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.042% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Axle
    • 0.014% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.056% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.042% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Cable (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Linkage
        • 0.014% fail on Rod
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.070% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Additional braking device
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.084% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.070% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.78% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.042% fail on Undertray
  • 9.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.056% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.098% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.014% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.084% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.070% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.042% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.028% fail on Other boot lid component (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Bracket
      • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.042% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Chassis (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Chassis condition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Floor
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Carrier
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.014% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Airbags (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.056% fail on Steering play
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.014% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
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