Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2001
48.9% pass rate
from 16,748 tests in 2017
(2.8% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 14% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 14% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 14% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0060% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Universal joint
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.68% fail on Spring mounting (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Fitment
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage condition (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Presence
    • 0.16% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Location
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Axles
      • 0.084% fail on Axle beam (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Trailing arms (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Tie bars/rods (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on General condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (8.9% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (16% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.88% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Battery (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual lamps (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on All direction indicators (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Side repeaters (93% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Front wheels (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (45% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes (39% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Valves (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.042% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.042% fail on Operation (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (15% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.066% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.030% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.012% fail on Lever
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake control components (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal (89% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on ABS (99% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0060% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (7.9% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (10% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers other (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.048% fail on Seats (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.0060% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0060% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0060% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Cap (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.048% fail on System (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Free play (80% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0060% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.084% fail on Pump (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other components (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drive system
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
    • 0.096% fail on Locking devices (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0060% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.018% fail on Towbars (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2001 cars)

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