Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.7% pass rate
from 24,213 tests in 2020
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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamps (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Headlamp (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0041% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (7.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0041% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0041% fail on Arm
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0041% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Horn (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies) (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.021% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Suspension arm (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (10% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0041% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Springs (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0083% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0041% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.012% fail on Axles (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Axle
      • 0.0041% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (9.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0041% fail on Window
  • 7.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0041% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.078% fail on Prop shafts (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Joints (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Belts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Fuel system (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on Tank (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
      • 0.0083% fail on System (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Bumpers (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0041% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.021% fail on Strengthening plate (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.021% fail on Catch (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Hinge
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Catch
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
        • 0.017% fail on Catch
        • 0.017% fail on Hinge
    • 0.46% fail on Chassis
      • 0.46% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0083% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
      • 0.083% fail on Panel
      • 0.012% fail on Body condition
    • 0.091% fail on Boot lid (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Boot lid condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket
    • 0.029% fail on Floor
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0083% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0041% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0041% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0041% fail on Load security
      • 0.0041% fail on Access panel
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.78% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (64% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0083% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.045% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Lever
        • 0.017% fail on Cable (92% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
      • 0.0041% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.021% fail on Pedal (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Flexible brake hoses (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0083% fail on Valves
      • 0.0041% fail on Servos
    • 0.058% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.0041% fail on Leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
    • 0.0041% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (9.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Steering (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering linkage components (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Other components
        • 0.0041% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.091% fail on Steering gear (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Operation
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0041% fail on Rams
      • 0.0041% fail on Other components
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0041% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0041% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition (21% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on NOx sensor (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0083% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0041% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0083% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0041% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0083% fail on Other leaks (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0041% fail on Undertray
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0083% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (55% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0083% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0041% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0041% fail on Speed limiter
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