Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.2% pass rate
from 10,189 tests in 2017
(18% 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.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate lamp (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.039% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.069% fail on Horn
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.59% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Front
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Front drive shafts (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0098% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.0098% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.0098% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0098% fail on Component mounting
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0098% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0098% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.69% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Rear wheels (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.088% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.088% fail on Components
        • 0.039% fail on Pipes
        • 0.039% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0098% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.079% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0098% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0098% fail on ABS
    • 0.0098% fail on Restricted movement
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.098% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Emissions
    • 0.039% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0098% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0098% fail on Cap
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0098% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0098% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.088% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.059% fail on Body condition
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers
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  • Nissan Note (2006 - 2013)
    Easy to drive and manouevre into small spaces, roomy cabin with plenty of headroom in the back, some clever and practical features inside, economical dCi diesels, well built.

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