Nissan Note MOT Results

Registered in 2013
74.6% pass rate
from 12,181 tests in 2020
(8.5% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Note is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Springs (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0082% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0082% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0082% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.016% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0082% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0082% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.074% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0082% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0082% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0082% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0082% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.049% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.033% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.033% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Size/type
    • 0.016% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.016% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0082% fail on Cable
        • 0.0082% fail on Lever
    • 0.77% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (39% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.082% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
    • 0.049% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.041% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability control (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.025% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.0082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0082% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0082% fail on Brake fluid
  • 0.77% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.082% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0082% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition (56% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.0082% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0082% fail on Undertray
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Boot lid (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Boot lid condition (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
      • 0.0082% fail on System
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0082% fail on Door condition
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0082% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0082% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0082% fail on Body
      • 0.0082% fail on Panel
    • 0.0082% fail on Load security
      • 0.0082% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0082% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Requirements
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.066% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0082% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0082% fail on Steering column
Read the Honest John Review

  • Nissan Note (2013 - 2016)
    Practical design and spacious cabin. Reasonably comfortable. Clear instrument binnacle. Some clever technology on upper grades
  • 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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