Nissan Leaf MOT Results

Registered in 2011
75.9% pass rate
from 490 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2011 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Leaf is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.41% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.20% fail on Lever
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.41% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.41% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.41% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.20% fail on Front fog lamps
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
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