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Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.1% pass rate
from 1,063 tests in 2017
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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 14% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (78% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Switch
    • 9.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Lamp (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Dipswitch (13 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.094% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.094% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 0.47% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.094% fail on Battery
    • 0.094% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 30% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage condition
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms (91% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 4.3% fail on Front suspension joints (75% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.094% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting (69% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front
      • 0.66% fail on Rear
    • 2.1% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 23% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.9% fail on Parking brake performance (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.4% fail on Rear wheels (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.094% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Components (29% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes (46% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Valves
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.094% fail on Leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Hub components (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.75% fail on Cable
      • 0.094% fail on Lever
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal
        • 0.66% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.094% fail on ABS
    • 0.094% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 20% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 13% fail on Washers (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 13% fail on Steering (70% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (81% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 9.0% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Free play
        • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.094% fail on Steering box
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.56% fail on Operation
      • 0.56% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.094% fail on Other components
    • 0.38% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.19% fail on Steering column
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
    • 0.094% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.094% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Tank
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (71% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on Vehicle structure (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Passengers
      • 0.094% fail on Drivers
    • 0.094% fail on Body security
    • 0.094% fail on Load security
      • 0.094% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.094% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.094% fail on Speed limiter plate