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Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2005
44.5% pass rate
from 1,829 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2005 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 2005 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 15% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 13% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension arm
    • 9.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (69% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (72% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (73% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (40% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.60% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.055% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.055% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.055% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.055% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 23% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (93% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Lever
        • 0.055% fail on Relay lever
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.055% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (99% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.77% fail on Lever
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.055% fail on Valves
    • 0.055% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.055% fail on Leaks
  • 14% fail on Visibility (34% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Washers (56% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear
      • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.11% fail on Indirect vision devices (8 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Driver's view (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.055% fail on Window
  • 11% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 9.5% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.055% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.71% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.055% fail on Steering column
    • 0.055% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.055% fail on Steering play
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (71% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
    • 0.22% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.055% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.16% fail on Belts (21 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts (87% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
      • 0.38% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Body
      • 0.71% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
      • 0.055% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.055% fail on Catch
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure (89% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (88% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.055% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Carrier
    • 0.055% fail on Undertray
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.055% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.055% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.055% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.055% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Attachment