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Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2006
45.1% pass rate
from 1,888 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2006 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 2006 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 8.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 7.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Position lamp (55% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (47% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.053% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.053% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 26% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 15% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 14% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 3.3% fail on Springs
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (53% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (54% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (65% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.85% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 21% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.58% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (87% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (83% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (84% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.9% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.32% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (32% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (78% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.74% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.053% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 13% fail on Visibility (27% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Washers (57% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.90% fail on View to rear
      • 0.90% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Steering (90% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 9.4% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
    • 0.69% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.64% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Steering column
    • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (95% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts (88% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.053% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.053% fail on Bracket
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.21% fail on Integral vehicle structure (86% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (86% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.21% fail on Carrier
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.16% fail on Loading door
    • 0.053% fail on Chassis
      • 0.053% fail on Chassis condition
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (35% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (55% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (6 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.64% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.58% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 0.053% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.053% fail on Speedometer