Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1996
47.1% pass rate
from 2,799 tests in 2017
(20% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.75% fail on Spring mounting
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings
      • 0.036% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (62% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints (54% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front (68% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear (79% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.071% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.036% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.036% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.071% fail on Switch
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.036% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.89% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (48% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (48% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Battery (68% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (80% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
      • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.071% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Front wheels (93% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (27% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Valves
        • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.071% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.036% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.036% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.071% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
        • 0.036% fail on Condition
        • 0.036% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.036% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on ABS
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.036% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Washers (96% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers (29% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet
  • 10.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (90% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Body condition (56% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Engine mountings (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drivers
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.036% fail on Speedometer
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (59% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
      • 0.071% fail on Pipe
      • 0.036% fail on System
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN (43% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 0.96% fail on Steering (80% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Free play
        • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.036% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.071% fail on Towbars (79% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Towbar
    • 0.036% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.071% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Attachment

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