Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2007
63.2% pass rate
from 10,829 tests in 2017
(7.2% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0092% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0092% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Battery
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0092% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.065% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.065% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.074% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage condition (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.47% fail on Front
      • 0.47% fail on Rear
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.055% fail on Trailing arms (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0092% fail on General condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0092% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0092% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0092% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0092% fail on Axles
      • 0.0092% fail on Axle beam
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes (8.4% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0092% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.5% fail on ABS (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Servos
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.083% fail on Cable
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
      • 0.0092% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.065% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.065% fail on Pedal
        • 0.065% fail on Condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0092% fail on Warning
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on System (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Cap
      • 0.065% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on Tank
      • 0.0092% fail on Hose
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.065% fail on Free play
        • 0.065% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic power steering (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
      • 0.0092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0092% fail on Pump
    • 0.028% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering column
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.065% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.0092% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0092% fail on Dropside
  • 0.33% fail on Registration plates and VIN (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate (46% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.0092% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0092% fail on Detachable tow ball
Read the Honest John Review

  • Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2013)
    Well thought of by owners. Huge boot. Spacious and comfortable cabin. Reasonable to drive. Efficient Greenline TDI models.

    Search Good Garages