Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.1% pass rate
from 16,151 tests in 2020
(5.3% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting (0.26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0062% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Sub-frame (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (2.5% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0062% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp levelling device (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (8.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0062% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on View to rear (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Mirrors (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Condition of glass (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Windscreen (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet (78% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (2.6% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Lever
        • 0.0062% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (12% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance (11% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (65% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (55% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (21% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (11% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control (5.7% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Lever (7.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability control (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Flexible brake hoses (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft (8.7% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.031% fail on Prop shafts (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Joints (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tank (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Doors (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other passenger's door (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Panel (8.4% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Seats (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.031% fail on Boot lid (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Boot lid condition (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tailgate (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Tailgate condition (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Integral vehicle structure (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0062% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0062% fail on Chassis condition
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (1.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0062% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0062% fail on Undertray
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Requirements
    • 0.056% fail on Airbags (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels (10% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates (13% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint (9.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Steering gear (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0062% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0062% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0062% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.0062% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0062% fail on Doors
      • 0.0062% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0062% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0062% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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