Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.7% pass rate
from 13,315 tests in 2020
(3.8% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0075% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.015% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Horn (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Reversing lamps (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Reversing lamps (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (8.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.023% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0075% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0075% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0075% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0075% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0075% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0075% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0075% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.33% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pedal
      • 0.030% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.068% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability control (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0075% fail on Valves
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses (81% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.075% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Compression ignition (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0075% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.060% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Transmission
      • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.72% fail on Joints
        • 0.0075% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Joints
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.030% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.038% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.030% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0075% fail on Panel
    • 0.0075% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0075% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Undertray
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0075% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (51% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering linkage components (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0075% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.038% fail on Steering gear (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0075% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0075% fail on Doors
      • 0.0075% fail on Emergency exits
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  • Nissan Micra (2010 - 2016)
    Low emissions and fuel consumption from 1.2-litre engine. Roomy and seats five. Decent value for money. Bluetooth as standard.

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