Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.0% pass rate
from 3,107 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Battery (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.097% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.61% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.64% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.3% fail on Hub components (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Components (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (46% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.74% fail on ABS
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.064% fail on Lever
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage
    • 0.032% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.032% fail on Components
        • 0.032% fail on Pipes
  • 15% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Couplings
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.00% fail on Front
      • 0.51% fail on Rear (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Location
    • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Component mounting (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.097% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Emissions (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Cap
      • 0.032% fail on System
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.032% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.87% fail on Body condition
    • 0.58% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.58% fail on Chassis
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mountings (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers
    • 0.097% fail on Load security
      • 0.097% fail on Bootlid (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
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