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Nissan 300ZX MOT Results

70.0% pass rate
from 270 tests in 2017
Number of tests by age
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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.37% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Battery
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
      • 0.37% fail on Lamp
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.6% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.37% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 0.74% fail on Pipes
        • 0.74% fail on Hoses
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rams
    • 0.37% fail on Steering control
      • 0.37% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.37% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.37% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.37% fail on Rear wheel steering
      • 0.37% fail on Components
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.37% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.37% fail on Body security
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.74% fail on Attachment
    • 0.37% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Nissan 300ZX 1984
    Fast in turbo form, generally reliable, targa-top a nice option
  • Nissan 300ZX 1990
    Looks great, seriously quick, very comfortable and handles like a proper rear-drive sports car should, UK cars UK built