Nissan Pathfinder MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.9% pass rate
from 872 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Pathfinder is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Springs
      • 6.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.2% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Joints
      • 1.8% fail on Prop shafts (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Prop shaft (28 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Other passenger's door (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch
      • 0.80% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
  • 12% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.69% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.11% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
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