Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 1997
53.4% pass rate
from 521 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.96% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.77% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
    • 0.96% fail on Body
      • 0.77% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Panel
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Battery(ies) (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.58% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Pump
      • 0.19% fail on Rams
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.38% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates

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