Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.2% pass rate
from 805 tests in 2020
(10% 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 (36% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (7.4% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage (29% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (41% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Springs (3.6% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (69% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring (71% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component (86% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (58% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (29% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (17 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (88% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp levelling device (13% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (2.1% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (2.2% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (79% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (24% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (9.2% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (55% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.87% fail on Position lamps (62% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Position lamp (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Rear reflectors (72% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 23% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 9.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (24% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (7.5% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (8.5% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.7% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.50% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% 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)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.6% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Cable (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (24% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Load sensing valves (23% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
  • 16% fail on Visibility (54% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 13% fail on Washers (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on View to rear (17% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Mirrors (19% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Condition of glass (0.85% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Windscreen (1.2% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 13% fail on Steering (86% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 9.8% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses (13% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.50% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (8.5% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts (2.3% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Joints (3.3% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts (70% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Joints (14% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis (37% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition (36% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (51% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (51% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system (14% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Tank (79% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Body (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Other body component (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Bumpers (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting (77% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting condition (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Bracket
    • 0.37% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door (23% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (20% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Seats (7.3% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat (12% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Cabs (24% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (7.0% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
      • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Load security
      • 0.12% fail on Loading door
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (30% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.25% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (1.2% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (34% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.99% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (48% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (54% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.12% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (34% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (51% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (53% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 0.12% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment