Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 2003
50.4% pass rate
from 1,877 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamps (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Headlamp (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.64% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.053% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.053% fail on Lever
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.80% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.75% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.053% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.053% fail on Axles
      • 0.053% fail on Axle
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.37% fail on Non catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 9.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Joints (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.59% fail on Chassis
      • 0.59% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.053% fail on Hose
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.053% fail on Hinge
      • 0.21% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.053% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.053% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.053% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Requirements
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.053% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.053% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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