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Nissan Bluebird MOT Results

63.4% pass rate
from 440 tests in 2017
(25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Bluebird is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (33 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.91% fail on Battery
    • 0.91% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.45% fail on Horn
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.1% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.91% fail on Leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Cap
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other components
        • 0.45% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Pump
    • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.23% fail on Body security
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Towbars
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar
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