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Nissan Micra MOT Results

56.0% pass rate
from 745 tests in 2017
(51% 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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 16% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.54% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.27% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.94% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.94% fail on Rear
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.27% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Horn (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Battery
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Cap
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
  • 7.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

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