Skoda Octavia MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.8% pass rate
from 14,363 tests in 2020
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% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0070% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (20% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0070% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0070% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.063% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.042% fail on Cable
        • 0.021% fail on Lever
        • 0.0070% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.077% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0070% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.063% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.014% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0070% fail on Valves
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Parking brake control (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0070% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0070% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0070% fail on Other components
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.98% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0070% fail on Window
    • 0.070% fail on View to rear
      • 0.070% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0070% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.084% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.084% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.049% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on System
      • 0.0070% fail on Tank
      • 0.0070% fail on Hose
      • 0.0070% fail on Pipe
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0070% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0070% fail on Door condition
    • 0.021% fail on Body
      • 0.014% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0070% fail on Panel
    • 0.014% fail on Chassis
      • 0.014% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0070% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0070% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0070% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.091% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Catalytic converter (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0070% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.65% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0070% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0070% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0070% fail on Undertray
  • 0.98% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0070% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.042% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.0070% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0070% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0070% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0070% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0070% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0070% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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