Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.5% pass rate
from 2,128 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamps (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.094% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.094% fail on Cable
        • 0.047% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.094% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid
  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.70% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Size/type (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Bracket
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.094% fail on Tank
      • 0.047% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.094% fail on Other boot lid component (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.094% fail on Chassis
      • 0.094% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.094% fail on Other emission control equipment (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.70% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.94% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.047% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.047% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
        • 0.047% fail on Steering component
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pipes and hoses (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.52% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Steering box
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Requirements
    • 0.094% fail on Airbags
      • 0.094% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.047% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.047% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Anchorages
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