Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.4% pass rate
from 17,646 tests in 2020
(4.5% 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.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Springs (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Coil springs (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Coil spring (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Suspension arm (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (15% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame (6.0% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.73% fail on Shock absorbers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Axles
      • 0.0057% fail on Axle
    • 0.0057% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0057% fail on Suspension unit
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (9.0% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (15% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Switch
      • 0.0057% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0057% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Horn (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies) (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.068% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Switch
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch (53% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Windscreen (49% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Brake linings (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Cable (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Lever (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0057% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.4% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (58% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (0.21% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (39% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake performance not tested (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Lever (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic stability control (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever (9.6% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake fluid (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0057% fail on Servos
    • 0.0057% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0057% fail on Other components
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (9.3% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type (1.6% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Belts
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Driver's door (1.8% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition (7.4% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door (28% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition (32% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Catch
      • 0.023% fail on Other passenger's door (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Integral vehicle structure (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0057% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.074% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tank (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Body (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other body component (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Panel (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Boot lid (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Boot lid condition (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Chassis (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Chassis condition (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.040% fail on Seats (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mounting (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Bracket (8.3% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Tailgate condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0057% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0057% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0057% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (26% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (18% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Non catalyst emissions (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0057% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (10% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sound deadening material (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Hubs
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle (0.98% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates (0.69% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint (8.3% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.040% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Operation
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Operation
      • 0.0057% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0057% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0057% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0057% fail on Anchorages
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