Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.7% pass rate
from 12,350 tests in 2020
(6.4% 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.

  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.69% fail on Prop shafts (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Belts
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.024% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.032% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0081% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pipe
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Tank (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
      • 0.0081% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Catch
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's door (69% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (73% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Hinge
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Catch
    • 0.11% fail on Seats (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Driver's seat (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.0081% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0081% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0081% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0081% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0081% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0081% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0081% fail on Undertray
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.2% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0081% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.040% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.065% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (9.4% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.089% fail on Suspension arm (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0081% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame (54% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Axles
      • 0.097% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Suspension rods (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0081% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.040% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0081% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums (32% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
        • 0.0081% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0081% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.097% fail on Valves (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Load sensing valves (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hand lever (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.024% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0081% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.024% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (99% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Anti-lock braking system (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0081% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0081% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.0081% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0081% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0081% fail on Window
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (21% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0081% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0081% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested (78% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0081% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0081% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Other leaks (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0081% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0081% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (23% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (19% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Pump (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
      • 0.040% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0081% fail on Rams
    • 0.081% fail on Steering gear (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Steering column
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (48% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Hubs
  • 0.049% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.032% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.016% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0081% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0081% fail on Speedometer

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