Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.0% pass rate
from 2,468 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (98% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 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
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.81% fail on Horn
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.53% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.081% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.53% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Panel
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.041% fail on Body condition
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on System
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.041% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.041% fail on Bracket
    • 0.041% fail on Towbar
      • 0.041% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.041% fail on Cabs
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.041% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 17% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.081% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Springs (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.12% fail on Valves
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.081% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Lever (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.041% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Visibility (46% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Washers (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Condition (48% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested (54% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (81% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
    • 0.041% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.081% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.081% fail on Anchorages (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.041% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.041% fail on Condition

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