Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1999
47.1% pass rate
from 11,332 tests in 2017
(8.5% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Stop lamp (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.96% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.088% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (42% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.097% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0088% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Battery (46% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0088% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Horn (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Switch (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Lamp (65% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0088% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 26% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 14% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.94% fail on Spring mounting (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (20% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage condition (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear (71% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames (50% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (95% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Location
    • 0.17% fail on Axles (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.062% fail on Tie bars/rods (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0088% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0088% fail on General condition
    • 0.0088% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0088% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0088% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
  • 15% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (11% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front wheels (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Components (44% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes (38% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses (55% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Valves (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cylinders (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs (78% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Servos
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks (52% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0088% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Condition (76% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Anti-slip (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on ABS (98% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Mechanical components (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Cable (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0088% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.0088% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.0088% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0088% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0088% fail on Components
        • 0.0088% fail on Pipes
  • 10.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Body condition (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.097% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers other (88% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mountings (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Seats (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.0088% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0088% fail on Bootlid
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions (75% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Cap (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Tank (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on System (94% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
      • 0.062% fail on Pump
      • 0.018% fail on Drive system
    • 0.097% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.053% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0088% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (38% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.018% fail on Towbars (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other 1999 cars)

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