Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2006
59.4% pass rate
from 10,135 tests in 2017
(3.7% better 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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Couplings
      • 0.099% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.099% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Location
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage condition (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Trailing arms (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on General condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0099% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0099% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0099% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0099% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.030% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Components (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses
        • 0.089% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.020% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0099% fail on Servos
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.089% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.069% fail on Cable
      • 0.020% fail on Lever
    • 0.039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Servos
      • 0.0099% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Condition
        • 0.0099% fail on Anti-slip
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.089% fail on Cap
      • 0.049% fail on Pipe
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (55% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Free play (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Operation (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0099% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.53% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
    • 0.0099% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0099% fail on Chassis
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate (36% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
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