Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2007
58.8% pass rate
from 10,643 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0094% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0094% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Battery(ies) (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.066% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0094% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0094% fail on Axles
      • 0.0094% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0094% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0094% fail on Other components
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (10% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (25% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0094% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0094% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Lever
        • 0.0094% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Rigid brake pipes (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hand lever (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0094% fail on Servos
      • 0.0094% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
      • 0.0094% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0094% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Joints (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0094% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
      • 0.066% fail on System
      • 0.047% fail on Hose
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.038% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.028% fail on Panel
      • 0.0094% fail on Body condition
    • 0.066% fail on Undertray
    • 0.056% fail on Bumpers (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0094% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.038% fail on Integral vehicle structure (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0094% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0094% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0094% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0094% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0094% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0094% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.066% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.019% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.085% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.085% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0094% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0094% fail on Window
    • 0.085% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0094% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
      • 0.0094% fail on Operation
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0094% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.0094% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0094% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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