Nissan Pathfinder MOT Results

Registered in 2009
51.7% pass rate
from 994 tests in 2020
(34% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Pathfinder is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
      • 1.0% fail on Prop shafts (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Prop shaft (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 2.7% fail on Doors (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catch
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Chassis (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Tank (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
      • 0.10% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.10% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 12% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
        • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.40% fail on Steering coupling (66 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flexible coupling (558 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.80% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
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