Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.4% pass rate
from 976 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2003 vans)
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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 12% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 5.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.8% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (65% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.92% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.82% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.41% fail on Dipswitch (10 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Hazard warning (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Individual direction indicators (66% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.72% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 8.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (98% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.0% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
        • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.10% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
  • 17% fail on Visibility (57% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 12% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.72% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.41% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Steering (76% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 10% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.61% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pump (9 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.61% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.61% fail on Steering wheel (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering play
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.31% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition (49% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.92% fail on Integral vehicle structure (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (62% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.51% fail on Other body component
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
        • 0.10% fail on Catch
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Loading door
    • 0.10% fail on Floor
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.31% fail on Airbags
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (66% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.92% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment