Nissan Pixo MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.8% pass rate
from 1,855 tests in 2020
(9.9% 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 Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.054% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (11% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (7.7% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums (9.3% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.054% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.054% fail on Cable
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (1.1% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (9.9% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.054% fail on View to rear
      • 0.054% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (6.2% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Axles
      • 0.054% fail on Axle
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Transmission (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Joints (17% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.054% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Bracket
  • 0.97% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (16% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels (1.3% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (31% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.054% fail on Anchorages
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