Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 1998
54.9% pass rate
from 703 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.14% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.00% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Transmission (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Drive shafts (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.71% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Springs (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.00% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Rams
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas

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