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Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2008
46.1% pass rate
from 1,454 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 9.7% fail on Stop lamp (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Position lamp (51% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.069% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.069% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.069% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 23% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 9.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage
      • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.3% fail on Springs
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (62% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring (57% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (87% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Axles
      • 0.069% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 22% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (43% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.7% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Lever
        • 0.069% fail on Pivot
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.76% fail on Lever
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.069% fail on Servos
    • 0.069% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 12% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.48% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.069% fail on Operation
      • 0.069% fail on Steering box
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Other components
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.14% fail on Universal joint
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.83% fail on View to rear
      • 0.83% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.69% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (48% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.62% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (74% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.069% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.76% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.069% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.069% fail on Undertray
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 0.41% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.069% fail on Tank
      • 0.069% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.069% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.069% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.069% fail on Panel
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.069% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.069% fail on Carrier
    • 0.069% fail on Load security
      • 0.069% fail on Loading door
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Attachment
  • 0.069% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.069% fail on Speedometer