Nissan Qashqai MOT Results

Registered in 2008
46.5% pass rate
from 17,158 tests in 2020
(33% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Qashqai is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 18% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Suspension arm (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bar (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0058% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0058% fail on Axles
      • 0.0058% fail on Axle
    • 0.0058% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0058% fail on Levelling valve
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.041% fail on Matched pair (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Electrical equipment (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.093% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.0058% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0058% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0058% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0058% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 14% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 14% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Flexible couplings (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.44% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0058% fail on Catch
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Tank (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.087% fail on Body
      • 0.064% fail on Other body component
      • 0.023% fail on Panel
    • 0.052% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other boot lid component (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.012% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.017% fail on Other towbar components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0058% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0058% fail on Bumpers
  • 11% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0058% fail on Other components
        • 0.0058% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.023% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.058% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Cable (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Lever
        • 0.0058% fail on Rod
        • 0.0058% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0058% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (14% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.099% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.076% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0058% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.60% fail on Rigid brake pipes (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Hand lever (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Valves
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
      • 0.0058% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0058% fail on Servos
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0058% fail on Window
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet (85% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (49% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Catalyst emissions (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0058% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0058% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.099% fail on Noise suppression (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Condition
    • 0.0058% fail on Hubs
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (28% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0058% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0058% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0058% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0058% fail on Doors
      • 0.0058% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.0058% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0058% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Nissan Qashqai (2007 - 2014)
    Very comfortable front seats with good ride. Feels well built. Strong Renault sourced dCi diesels. Elevated driving position and good visibility.

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