Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2004
44.7% pass rate
from 1,585 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2004 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 2004 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 10.0% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Electrical equipment (71% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.063% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.063% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 29% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 15% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 14% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (70% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Springs
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (83% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (86% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (64% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.50% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (19% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 9.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.063% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.32% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Linkage
        • 0.063% fail on Relay lever
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (65% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.57% fail on Hand lever (150% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.063% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 15% fail on Visibility (40% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 10% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.82% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.063% fail on Window
    • 0.82% fail on View to rear
      • 0.82% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet
  • 13% fail on Steering (82% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 10% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.063% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
    • 0.50% fail on Steering play
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.063% fail on Steering wheel
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (40% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (55% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (54% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition (71% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Engine mounting (140% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting condition (160% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Bracket
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
      • 0.063% fail on Body condition
      • 0.063% fail on Panel
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.063% fail on Load security
      • 0.063% fail on Loading door
    • 0.063% fail on Floor
    • 0.063% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.063% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.063% fail on Cabs
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (64% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.88% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (62% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.32% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.95% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.063% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.063% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.063% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.063% fail on Belt(s)/padding