Nissan Primera MOT Results

Registered in 2005
50.1% pass rate
from 2,713 tests in 2020
(6.8% worse than other 2005 cars)
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primera is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Headlamp (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.9% fail on Suspension arms (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.66% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.074% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.074% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.037% fail on Cable
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.037% fail on Valves
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Other braking system component
  • 9.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.37% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.074% fail on NOx sensor (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.59% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Size/type (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.037% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.037% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.037% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.037% fail on Bracket
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.074% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Hinge
      • 0.074% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.074% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.037% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 6.1% fail on Steering (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.2% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pipes and hoses (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pump
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.44% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.037% fail on Steering box
    • 0.074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.037% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.037% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.037% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.037% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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