Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.1% pass rate
from 18,744 tests in 2020
(1.5% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamps (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Headlamp (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (7.0% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment (8.1% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Horn (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies) (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.0053% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension (2.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Mounting (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (5.6% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (1.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (10% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (3.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.075% fail on Suspension rods (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Axles
      • 0.0053% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (0.068% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view (6.3% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Window (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.085% fail on Bonnet (60% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (8.4% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (9.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type (9.3% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition (9.2% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (7.9% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions (0.43% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0053% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0053% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0053% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Locking devices (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (5.8% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rams (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.096% fail on Electronic power steering (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Steering play (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering column (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering lock (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0053% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0053% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pipe (8.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Tank (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hose (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on System
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame condition (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0053% fail on Joints
    • 0.25% fail on Doors (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door (5.2% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Hinge
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (2.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger's seat (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component (2.9% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Panel (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Chassis (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other boot lid component (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Bracket
    • 0.011% fail on Cabs (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0053% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0053% fail on Floor
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.027% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cable (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (46% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (62% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (72% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (78% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Lever (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other components (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Operation
    • 0.0053% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (7.8% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (6.4% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Drivers airbag (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle (1.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (1.3% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (44% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check (5.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Anchorages
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