Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 1999
49.7% pass rate
from 7,979 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.075% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (20% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical equipment (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies) (41% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.56% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.063% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Belts
    • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Sub-frame (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Sub-frame condition (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Body (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other body component (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Panel (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Body condition
      • 0.025% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mounting (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.11% fail on Bracket (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Floor
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.075% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.063% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.063% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Cabs
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.025% fail on Towbar (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.013% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (24% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.99% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames (33% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Springs (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.013% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (47% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Axle (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (58% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.13% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Parking brake control (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Lever (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Load sensing valves (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hand lever (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.013% fail on Window
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (31% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.088% fail on Compression ignition (87% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.013% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.013% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.013% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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