Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2007
46.7% pass rate
from 2,146 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2007 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 2007 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (36% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.047% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.93% fail on Electrical equipment (43% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Horn
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.093% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.047% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 22% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Suspension arms (51% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 8.3% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.093% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (78% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (45% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.047% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.047% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.093% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 5.0% fail on Brake pads (64% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
        • 0.047% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.047% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.047% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.093% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 12% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.89% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.047% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.093% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.093% fail on Universal joint
  • 12% fail on Visibility (22% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.51% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.093% fail on Requirements
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (50% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (38% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (88% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.093% fail on Catch
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
      • 0.093% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.093% fail on Door condition
    • 0.42% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.093% fail on Body condition
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.047% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (87% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (87% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.093% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.093% fail on Carrier
    • 0.047% fail on Towbar
      • 0.047% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.047% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.047% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (48% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (80% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.98% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on Attachment
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Anchorages