Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.5% pass rate
from 14,850 tests in 2020
(4.3% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.040% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.29% fail on Horn (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0067% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0067% fail on Switch
    • 0.0067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0067% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0067% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0067% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0067% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0067% fail on Axles
      • 0.0067% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.081% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Cable
        • 0.034% fail on Lever
        • 0.0067% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0067% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.047% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Hand lever (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.027% fail on Parking brake control (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Lever (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0067% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.054% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0067% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0067% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.074% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.034% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0067% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.98% fail on Joints
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.074% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.047% fail on System
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.027% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.094% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.067% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
    • 0.054% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.040% fail on Undertray
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other towbar components (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.027% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0067% fail on Catch
      • 0.0067% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0067% fail on Door condition
    • 0.020% fail on Chassis
      • 0.013% fail on Strengthening plate (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0067% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0067% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.034% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0067% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0067% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.047% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.047% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
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