Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1996
50.8% pass rate
from 1,812 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 0.77% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.55% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.55% fail on Joints
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (66% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Body
      • 0.39% fail on Panel
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
    • 0.17% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.055% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.055% fail on Doors
      • 0.055% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition
    • 0.055% fail on Cabs
      • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (48% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Springs (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring (75% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.055% fail on Axles
      • 0.055% fail on Axle
    • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension rod
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (93% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (96% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.22% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.055% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.055% fail on Lever
  • 12% fail on Visibility (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (97% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Airbags
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.055% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.055% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.055% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (78% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.055% fail on Steering play
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack

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