Nissan Pixo MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.0% pass rate
from 1,967 tests in 2020
(13% better 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 Pixo is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.051% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.051% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.051% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.051% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.051% fail on Lever
    • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.051% fail on Valves
    • 0.051% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.051% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.051% fail on Other components
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.10% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.051% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.051% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension rod
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.41% fail on Transmission
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
      • 0.051% fail on Belts
    • 0.36% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Bracket
    • 0.051% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.051% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.051% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.92% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.051% fail on Airbags
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.76% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.051% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.051% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.051% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.051% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
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    Cheap to buy new, low CO2 emissions and high economy mean it's cheap to run. Available with an automatic gearbox. Nicer seats than near identical Suzuki Alto.

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