Nissan Leaf MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.5% pass rate
from 514 tests in 2020
(36% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Leaf is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Springs
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Steering
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Undertray
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
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