Nissan Micra MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.4% pass rate
from 10,081 tests in 2017
(27% 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.

  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front wheels (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Wheel cylinder (87 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Restricted movement (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.050% fail on Pipes
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0099% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.069% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Operation
    • 0.079% fail on Parking brake (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.050% fail on Pedal
        • 0.040% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0099% fail on Condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0099% fail on Linkage
    • 0.0099% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.050% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0099% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0099% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0099% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Battery
    • 0.069% fail on Horn
    • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Fog lamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0099% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0099% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0099% fail on Switch
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Bonded suspension (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0099% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.29% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions
    • 0.069% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0099% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0099% fail on Hose
  • 0.20% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate (47% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Doors
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.089% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0099% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0099% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.040% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2012 cars)
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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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