Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
45.1% pass rate
from 6,951 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 16% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.66% fail on Spring mounting (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition (96% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Location
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Trailing arms (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Tie bars/rods (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (92% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.058% fail on Switch
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.58% fail on Battery (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Horn
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Brakes (9.4% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Front wheels (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.014% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (30% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.98% fail on Hoses (48% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Valves (70% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Operation (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.072% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.058% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.014% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on ABS (96% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Mechanical components (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Cable (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Requirements
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (93% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors (40% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Passengers
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Body security
    • 0.058% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Access panel
      • 0.029% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.072% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Cap (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
      • 0.058% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on System (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (28% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Other components (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drive system
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.043% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering control
      • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 1998 cars)

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