Nissan Qashqai MOT Results

Registered in 2012
66.7% pass rate
from 41,287 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Nissan Qashqai is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0024% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.073% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0024% fail on Axles
      • 0.0024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0097% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0048% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0024% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0097% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0024% fail on Arm
    • 0.097% fail on Reversing lamps (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Reversing lamps (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Lever
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0024% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.056% fail on Rigid brake pipes (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0048% fail on Other components
    • 0.0024% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on View to rear
      • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0073% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.044% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0024% fail on Window
    • 0.0024% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.69% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.058% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0048% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0073% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Transmission
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.64% fail on Joints
        • 0.0097% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0024% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Joints
      • 0.0024% fail on Belts
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Doors
      • 0.039% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
      • 0.034% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0024% fail on Hinge
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0048% fail on Catch
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Body
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0048% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0048% fail on Panel
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Fuel system (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on System
      • 0.0024% fail on Pipe
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0073% fail on Bumpers (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0024% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0048% fail on Seats (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0024% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0024% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0024% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0024% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0024% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0024% fail on Coupling
    • 0.0024% fail on Load security
      • 0.0024% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0024% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Track rod end (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0024% fail on Other components
        • 0.0024% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.053% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0048% fail on Power steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Operation
    • 0.0048% fail on Steering column
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0024% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0024% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0073% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0048% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0024% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0024% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0024% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0024% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0024% fail on Doors
      • 0.0024% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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  • 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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