Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.3% pass rate
from 9,400 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Battery(ies) (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.011% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.011% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.0% fail on Springs
      • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Anti-roll bar (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.096% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.064% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.064% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (32% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.085% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.053% fail on Lever
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
    • 0.87% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.57% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hand lever (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.032% fail on Valves (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.074% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Lever (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.043% fail on Undertray
      • 0.032% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Transmission (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Joints (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 0.97% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.053% fail on System
      • 0.043% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.096% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.096% fail on Undertray
    • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.021% fail on Strengthening plate (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.011% fail on Chassis
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis condition
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering linkage components (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.021% fail on Power steering (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2008 cars)
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