Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.7% pass rate
from 8,966 tests in 2020
(5.4% 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.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (4.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (0.55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (3.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-roll bar (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs (10% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (10% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring (10.0% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting (10% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (7.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (5.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (4.1% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.067% fail on Macpherson strut (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.067% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6.3% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.056% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.6% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (180% 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 (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (9.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Position lamp (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Battery(ies) (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.033% fail on Reversing lamps (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Reversing lamps (71% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (4.3% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (3.9% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (0.38% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (38% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (21% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (0.29% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (2.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance (0.54% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (1.1% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (2.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (3.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Cable (22% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Anti-lock braking system (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lever (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic parking brake (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Flexible brake hoses (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Master cylinder (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake fluid (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (3.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (6.7% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type (54% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 0.97% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks (12% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (13% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (2.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Front passenger's door (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Undertray (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Other body component (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Seats (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Bumpers (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting condition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket
    • 0.033% fail on Boot lid (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.011% fail on Chassis
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis condition
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (0.45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet (28% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.033% fail on Airbags (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.067% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic power steering (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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