Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.7% pass rate
from 16,222 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear lamps (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (19% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Fog lamp (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on All direction indicators (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Battery
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0062% fail on Switch
      • 0.0062% fail on Tell tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage condition (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Constant velocity joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.055% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.062% fail on Macpherson strut (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0062% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (11% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Front wheels (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear wheels (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Components (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on ABS (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability system (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Restricted movement (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0062% fail on Lever
    • 0.0062% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Cap (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.0062% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0062% fail on System
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.94% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0062% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0062% fail on Other components
        • 0.0062% fail on Steering component
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0062% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.33% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers other (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers front (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.037% fail on Chassis
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Tailgate (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Loading door
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
    • 0.012% fail on Seats (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers (80% better than other 2008 cars)
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