Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2000
48.6% pass rate
from 9,708 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Switch (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.52% fail on Prop shafts (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Belts
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.010% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.021% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Body (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other body component (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.093% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on Hose
      • 0.021% fail on Tank (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's seat (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.052% fail on Bracket
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's door (68% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition (86% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
        • 0.010% fail on Hinge
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door (71% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Other passenger's door (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition (87% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
    • 0.11% fail on Cabs
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.021% fail on Towbar (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.010% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.010% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 15% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Springs (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.010% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension rod (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.062% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.072% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (70% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Cable (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (89% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.052% fail on Valves
      • 0.031% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Anti-lock braking system (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.082% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Hand lever (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Load sensing valves (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
      • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.010% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Valves
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.021% fail on Window
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested (54% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.052% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Pump
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
    • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.052% fail on Steering gear (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Steering rack (95% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment (69% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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