Nissan Qashqai MOT Results

Registered in 2009
46.9% pass rate
from 23,373 tests in 2020
(41% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Qashqai is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 18% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 13% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Suspension arm (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9.7% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0043% fail on Axles
      • 0.0043% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8.8% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Matched pair (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (6.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (0.57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (0.63% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on All direction indicators (16% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch (4.9% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies) (1.9% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Trailer electrical socket (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Position lamp (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on All position lamps (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Reversing lamp switch (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Hazard warning (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Switch (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Main beam tell-tale (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (36% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shaft (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Belts
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door (51% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Catch
    • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe (8.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on System (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.15% fail on Body (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Panel (5.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Seats (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's seat (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Boot lid (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other boot lid component (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Integral vehicle structure (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame condition (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Other towbar components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0043% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Load security
      • 0.0043% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0043% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0043% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0043% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 12% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cable (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Lever (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Linkage
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester (4.3% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Rigid brake pipes (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic stability control (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (9.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.0086% fail on Air and vacuum systems (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Servos (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0043% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Other components (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Steering component (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering play (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering box
    • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Power steering (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Operation
      • 0.0043% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0043% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (2.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (4.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Windscreen (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Window
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet (82% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (4.8% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type (58% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (9.5% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (2.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment (0.53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (26% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (36% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment (6.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Particulate filter (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Other emission control equipment (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.95% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (50% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Non catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0043% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (1.3% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0043% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.094% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sound deadening material (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle (7.2% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates (7.9% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Belt(s)/padding (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0043% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0043% fail on Doors
      • 0.0043% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
Read the Honest John Review

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    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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