Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.4% pass rate
from 28,535 tests in 2017
(2.0% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamps (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
    • 8.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps (10% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Tell tales (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Battery
    • 0.79% fail on Horn (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Hazard warning (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors (82% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 18% fail on Suspension (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.039% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Couplings
      • 0.025% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0070% fail on Axles (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.0035% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0035% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0035% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Bonnet (55% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake performance not tested (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Brake calipers (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.014% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0070% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Valves (97% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0035% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Operation (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on ABS (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
      • 0.0035% fail on Leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Mechanical components (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Cable (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0035% fail on Lever
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake control components (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0035% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Track rod end (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Free play (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Power steering (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Operation (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0035% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0035% fail on Other components
    • 0.039% fail on Steering operation (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0035% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0070% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Cap (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on System (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Tank (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Body condition
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers
    • 0.33% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Load security (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Bootlid (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tailgate (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Access panel
    • 0.088% fail on Body security (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0035% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0035% fail on Hubs
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