Nissan Leaf MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.8% pass rate
from 1,351 tests in 2020
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.

  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.96% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.074% fail on Springs
      • 0.074% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.074% fail on Coil spring
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.074% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.74% fail on Mechanical brake components (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake pads (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.59% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.074% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.074% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.37% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission
      • 0.074% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints
      • 0.074% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints
    • 0.074% fail on Doors
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
  • 0.37% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
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