Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.7% pass rate
from 13,326 tests in 2020
(4.6% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0075% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Suspension arm (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0075% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.7% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0075% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0075% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.0075% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0075% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (13% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0075% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.068% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Cable
        • 0.023% fail on Lever
        • 0.0075% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0075% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0075% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0075% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0075% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0075% fail on Servos
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0075% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0075% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0075% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0075% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.030% fail on Undertray
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on View to rear
      • 0.090% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.060% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.068% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Joints
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on System
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Pipe
    • 0.068% fail on Undertray
    • 0.045% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.030% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Chassis
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Seats
      • 0.0075% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0075% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0075% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Pre-tensioners (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0075% fail on Requirements
    • 0.045% fail on Airbags
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0075% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0075% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.060% fail on Steering gear (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0075% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0075% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0075% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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