Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.7% pass rate
from 8,378 tests in 2020
(1.6% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (6.8% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Springs (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.012% fail on Spring saddle
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Suspension arm (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (18% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other suspension component (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Suspension rods (2.9% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Macpherson strut (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.024% fail on Axles (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (88% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (2.0% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Position lamp (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.024% fail on Rear reflectors (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (16% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (17% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (44% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (18% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance (19% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (2.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (4.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (5.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake drums (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (36% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Cable (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Lever (7.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rod
        • 0.012% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.37% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (8.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Servos (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.072% fail on Air and vacuum systems (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Servos (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other components (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shaft (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts (7.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Belts
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's door (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Hinge
    • 0.17% fail on Body (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Tank (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame condition (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Chassis (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Chassis condition (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Bumpers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Seats (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Driver's seat (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.060% fail on Undertray (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting condition (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other towbar components (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Boot lid condition (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.012% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.012% fail on Cabs
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (4.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (6.1% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type (20% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment (8.0% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (1.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Catalytic converter (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.012% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.048% fail on Noise suppression (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Undertray (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
    • 0.20% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear (6.0% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (3.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view (5.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet (66% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Track rod end (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering column (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates (10% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Condition
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