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Nissan Micra MOT Results

59.0% pass rate
from 595 tests in 2020
(50% 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 Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.50% fail on Springs
      • 0.50% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.34% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.17% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.67% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other body component (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.50% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
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