Nissan Leaf MOT Results

Registered in 2014
78.6% pass rate
from 3,207 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Leaf is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (92% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.094% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Washers
    • 0.062% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.062% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.031% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.062% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.031% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.031% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.062% fail on Cable
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.031% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.094% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.031% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.59% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (89% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.031% fail on Undertray
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
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