Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.7% pass rate
from 17,883 tests in 2020
(4.9% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 15% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Springs (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Coil spring (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.011% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.084% fail on View to rear (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Mirrors (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.011% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Cable
        • 0.0056% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Lever (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic systems (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.028% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0056% fail on Other components
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0056% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.095% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0056% fail on Catch
      • 0.039% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0056% fail on Hinge
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Catch
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
    • 0.095% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other boot lid component (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.045% fail on Body (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Body condition
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.011% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0056% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0056% fail on Chassis condition
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0056% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (94% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0056% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0056% fail on Undertray
  • 0.99% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates (30% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering linkage components (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Track rod end (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0056% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0056% fail on Other components
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Anchorages
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