Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 2002
51.9% pass rate
from 1,589 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Stop lamp (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamps (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Headlamp (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.063% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.94% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.063% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.063% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.063% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 6.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.063% fail on Cable
        • 0.063% fail on Pivot
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
  • 14% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.063% fail on King pins
      • 0.063% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.063% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.063% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.57% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.50% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
      • 0.063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.063% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Floor
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.063% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.063% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.063% fail on Towbar
      • 0.063% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Bracket
    • 0.063% fail on Cabs
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.063% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.063% fail on Undertray
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pump
    • 0.76% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.063% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.063% fail on Anchorages
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