Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
47.2% pass rate
from 3,837 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.55% fail on Spring mounting
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (88% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
      • 0.078% fail on Condition (95% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.052% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.96% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Battery (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (27% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Components (24% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Valves
        • 0.052% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.052% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.026% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.052% fail on Pedal
        • 0.026% fail on Condition
        • 0.026% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.026% fail on Warning
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
    • 0.078% fail on Body security
    • 0.052% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.052% fail on Doors (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Cap (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested (47% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.052% fail on Free play
        • 0.052% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering (87% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Attachment

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