Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.5% pass rate
from 10,085 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.099% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.069% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0099% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension (8.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.079% fail on Other suspension component (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.050% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.050% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt
          • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.089% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.050% fail on Cable
        • 0.050% fail on Lever
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.55% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0099% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pedal
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0099% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0099% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Servos
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Flexible brake hoses (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0099% fail on Other components
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0099% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0099% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0099% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0099% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0099% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0099% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.079% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.069% fail on Joints
        • 0.0099% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.050% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
      • 0.0099% fail on Hose
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0099% fail on Door condition
    • 0.069% fail on Body
      • 0.059% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Panel
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Undertray
    • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.040% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.030% fail on Chassis
      • 0.030% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0099% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0099% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0099% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
    • 0.059% fail on Airbags
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.65% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0099% fail on Other components
        • 0.0099% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.050% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.0099% fail on Rams
    • 0.0099% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0099% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0099% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0099% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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