Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.8% pass rate
from 4,597 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.022% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.59% fail on Horn
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.087% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Suspension arm (76% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.087% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Springs (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Axle
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.54% fail on Prop shafts (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.022% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.2% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis condition (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on System
    • 0.35% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.022% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Floor
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.065% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
    • 0.065% fail on Seats (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.065% fail on Cabs
      • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Towbar
      • 0.044% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (16% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.087% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.065% fail on Cable
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.022% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake control (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Lever (90% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (97% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-lock braking system (97% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.022% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
    • 0.044% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.065% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.065% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.044% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.022% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.022% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer

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