Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.3% pass rate
from 12,205 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Coil spring (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0082% fail on Spring saddle
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0082% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.025% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0082% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.049% fail on Reversing lamps (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Reversing lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on View to rear
      • 0.098% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.049% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.049% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.049% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0082% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.016% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Lever
        • 0.016% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0082% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0082% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.066% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.049% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0082% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.0082% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0082% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0082% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0082% fail on Other components
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.50% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.074% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0082% fail on Catch
      • 0.0082% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0082% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0082% fail on Hinge
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0082% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Tank
      • 0.0082% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.016% fail on Load security (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0082% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0082% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0082% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0082% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0082% fail on Body
      • 0.0082% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0082% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0082% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.48% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0082% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.074% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.074% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0082% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0082% fail on Anchorages
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