Nissan Leaf MOT Results

Registered in 2013
71.1% pass rate
from 1,268 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Leaf is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.39% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.079% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (8.5% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (85% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.079% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (0.20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (3.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake linings and pads (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Brake pads (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (7.2% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes (29% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (11% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates (39% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.079% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.079% fail on Attachment
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