Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.7% pass rate
from 11,925 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Micra is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0084% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0084% fail on Cable
        • 0.0084% fail on Lever
        • 0.0084% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0084% fail on Pivot
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.092% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.067% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
    • 0.067% fail on Parking brake control (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Lever (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0084% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0084% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0084% fail on Servos
    • 0.0084% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0084% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0084% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (19% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.050% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0084% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0084% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0084% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0084% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0084% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.034% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.034% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0084% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0084% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0084% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0084% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0084% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0084% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.042% fail on View to rear
      • 0.034% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0084% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0084% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0084% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0084% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0084% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.059% fail on Compression ignition (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0084% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0084% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid leaks (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.78% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0084% fail on Catch
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0084% fail on Panel
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Tank
      • 0.0084% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0084% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0084% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Requirements
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0084% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0084% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0084% fail on Other components
        • 0.0084% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.075% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates (65% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.0084% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0084% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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