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Nissan 300ZX MOT Results

74.5% pass rate
from 231 tests in 2020
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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 1.7% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.87% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.87% fail on Position lamp
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.43% fail on Springs
      • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.43% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.87% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 0.87% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.87% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
      • 0.43% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission
      • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.87% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Operation
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
    • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.43% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.87% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.87% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% 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