Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2009
47.2% pass rate
from 1,143 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2009 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Horn
      • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.087% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.087% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 9.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.087% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 19% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (62% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.087% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.6% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Lever
        • 0.087% fail on Linkage
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.79% fail on Lever
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.087% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 12% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 12% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.087% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.087% fail on Steering column
    • 0.087% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.087% fail on Universal joint
  • 11% fail on Visibility (33% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.52% fail on View to rear
      • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.79% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (70% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Bracket (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.087% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment