Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.4% pass rate
from 27,201 tests in 2020
(3.3% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Headlamps (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Headlamp (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0037% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0037% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Switch (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Reversing lamps (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0037% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension (3.5% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension arm (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Springs (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0037% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0037% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.0037% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0037% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0074% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (9.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (10.0% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.096% fail on Condition of glass (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Windscreen (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on View to rear (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Mirrors (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet (61% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.048% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Lever
        • 0.015% fail on Cable (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.0037% fail on Linkage
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-lock braking system (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control (96% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.033% fail on Pedal (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.077% fail on Flexible brake hoses (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0037% fail on Valves
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0037% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.0037% fail on Other components
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0074% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0037% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0037% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Operation
      • 0.0037% fail on Rams
      • 0.0037% fail on Other components
    • 0.092% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.085% fail on Steering play (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Steering gear (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on Steering column
    • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Tank (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.0037% fail on System
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.033% fail on Prop shafts (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Belts
    • 0.36% fail on Bumpers (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0037% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0037% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
      • 0.066% fail on Other passenger's door (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
    • 0.16% fail on Chassis (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Chassis condition (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.033% fail on Passenger's seat (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Other body component (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Panel (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0074% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.029% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Tailgate condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0037% fail on Access panel
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0037% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0037% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0037% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0037% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0037% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0074% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0037% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.062% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0074% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0037% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0074% fail on Undertray
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Airbags
      • 0.081% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0074% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0037% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0037% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0037% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.0037% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0037% fail on Doors
      • 0.0037% fail on Emergency exits
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