Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2006
50.9% pass rate
from 12,952 tests in 2020
(8.2% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.92% fail on Electrical equipment (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Horn (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamp switch (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (44% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0077% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0077% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 20% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Suspension arm (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.3% fail on Springs (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Coil springs (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Coil spring (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0077% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0077% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0077% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.91% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0077% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Axles (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Axle
      • 0.0077% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.039% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0077% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Cable (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Lever
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (60% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Hand lever (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic systems (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake fluid (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.0077% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0077% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0077% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0077% fail on Leaks
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.069% fail on Bonnet (64% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (9.1% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Prop shafts (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0077% fail on Catch
      • 0.085% fail on Other passenger's door (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Catch
    • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0077% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0077% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tank (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0077% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Panel
    • 0.054% fail on Seats (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0077% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.054% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.054% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Bracket
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.0077% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0077% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0077% fail on Undertray
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.0077% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Hubs
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0077% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.046% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.023% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0077% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0077% fail on Rams
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0077% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0077% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0077% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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  • Nissan Note (2006 - 2013)
    Easy to drive and manouevre into small spaces, roomy cabin with plenty of headroom in the back, some clever and practical features inside, economical dCi diesels, well built.

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