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Nissan PAO MOT Results

59.5% pass rate
from 74 tests in 2020
(50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 PAO is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Shock absorbers (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 9.5% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Other components
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plates (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints