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Nissan Bluebird MOT Results

66.1% pass rate
from 330 tests in 2020
(23% 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 Body, chassis, structure (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Doors (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.30% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.30% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (1.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (0.13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (9.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (2.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake fluid (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.30% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.30% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters (9.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies) (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
    • 0.30% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (7.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Mirrors (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.094% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (8.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (2.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
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