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Nissan Prairie MOT Results

50.9% pass rate
from 57 tests in 2017
(68% 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 Prairie is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.8% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Battery
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 11% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Radius arms
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 5.3% fail on Pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake calipers
  • 16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust system (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Pipe
  • 12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Body security
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate
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  • Nissan Prairie 1982
    Owners loved them, pillarless sides with sliding doors, mechanically reliable with lots of space for very little money