Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.3% pass rate
from 12,601 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Skoda Octavia is unusually good or bad.

  • 10.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear lamps (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Individual lamps (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0079% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0079% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0079% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 0.91% fail on Stop lamp (21% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0079% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.10% fail on Battery (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0079% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Location (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Front drive shafts (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Constant velocity joints (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front
      • 0.032% fail on Rear
    • 0.032% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0079% fail on General condition
    • 0.0079% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0079% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0079% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.087% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.89% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0079% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Components (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0079% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0079% fail on Pipes
      • 0.032% fail on Leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.071% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.016% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0079% fail on Lever
      • 0.0079% fail on Cable
    • 0.0079% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0079% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0079% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.063% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.71% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.063% fail on System (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Cap
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0079% fail on Tank
    • 0.071% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Emissions
    • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.0079% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mountings (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Body security
    • 0.0079% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0079% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0079% fail on Doors
      • 0.0079% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0079% fail on Seats
      • 0.0079% fail on Drivers
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0079% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0079% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0079% fail on Other components
    • 0.0079% fail on Steering operation
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  • Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2013)
    Well thought of by owners. Huge boot. Spacious and comfortable cabin. Reasonable to drive. Efficient Greenline TDI models.

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