Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.9% pass rate
from 7,909 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Couplings
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.089% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front
      • 0.51% fail on Rear (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Component mounting (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Battery (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.038% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.16% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pipes (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.089% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
        • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Mechanical components (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Cable (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.025% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
  • 3.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on System (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Cap (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Free play
        • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
    • 0.051% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.91% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
      • 0.063% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.24% fail on Body condition (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Seats (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
    • 0.051% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.025% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
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