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Nissan Bluebird MOT Results

64.7% pass rate
from 388 tests in 2020
(30% 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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Springs
      • 0.26% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.26% fail on Mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.52% fail on Body
      • 0.52% fail on Other body component
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.52% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.26% fail on Floor
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.52% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.52% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.26% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.26% fail on Undertray
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.26% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.26% fail on Steering column
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.52% fail on Condition
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates
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