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Nissan 300ZX MOT Results

70.0% pass rate
from 210 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan 300ZX is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Electrical equipment (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (1.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (2.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.95% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.48% fail on Switch
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes (6.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Mechanical brake components (2.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.48% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.48% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.48% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.48% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.48% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.48% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (3.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (3.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.95% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (3.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pipes and hoses (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components
    • 0.48% fail on Steering play
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.48% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.48% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Attachment
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.48% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.48% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.48% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

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