Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2010
62.6% pass rate
from 15,762 tests in 2020
(9.2% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0063% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0063% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0063% fail on Suspension unit
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0063% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.057% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.013% fail on Window (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (26% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Cable
        • 0.0063% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0063% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0063% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability control (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0063% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.032% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.019% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0063% fail on Servos
    • 0.0063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Compression ignition (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.089% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.032% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0063% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.58% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0063% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0063% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0063% fail on Joints
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.089% fail on Doors
      • 0.057% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0063% fail on Hose
      • 0.0063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0063% fail on System
    • 0.051% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
      • 0.0063% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.019% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tailgate (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Tailgate condition (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Loading door
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0063% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0063% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
        • 0.0063% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering column
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0063% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.0063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0063% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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