Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2009
68.3% pass rate
from 9,394 tests in 2017
(6.0% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.043% fail on Tell tales (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.053% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Battery
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Couplings
      • 0.011% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.32% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Macpherson strut (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.021% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (24% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.011% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 0.44% fail on ABS (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Components (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.053% fail on Leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.032% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal
        • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.021% fail on Lever
      • 0.021% fail on Cable
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet (79% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
  • 0.80% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on System (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Cap
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.45% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering system (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Free play
        • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.36% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
    • 0.096% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis
    • 0.011% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate (38% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2009 cars)
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