Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2009
48.4% pass rate
from 1,012 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (19% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (0.35% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (2.8% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (28% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (8.9% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (13% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (0.74% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (38% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.099% fail on Arm
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (25% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment (9.6% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (19% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.099% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.099% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.89% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 20% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 9.9% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 8.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (24% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (16% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (23% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage (41% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (77% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (29% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (3.4% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames (71% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (14 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 20% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (93% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (11% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.099% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (7.8% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (5.8% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (1.3% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance (42% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (12% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (20% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance (3.0% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested (83% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (77% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.4% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (20% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (21% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Cable (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Pivot (13 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Rod
        • 0.099% fail on Lever
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8.2% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (43% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Lever (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Flexible brake hoses (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (37% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (34% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (94% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (31% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 12% fail on Steering (160% 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)
      • 0.40% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (50% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering (50% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.099% fail on Pump
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play (27% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 9.9% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (15% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (45% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (48% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass (57% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.099% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.5% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.5% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Compression ignition (5.7% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (68% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (5.1% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Spark ignition (24% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.99% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (14% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks (6.4% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks (2.9% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Doors (68% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system (20% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on System (12 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Tank
      • 0.099% fail on Pipe
      • 0.099% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.59% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts (62% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints (25% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers (10% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (36% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting condition (63% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Body (57% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Body condition
      • 0.099% fail on Other body component
    • 0.099% fail on Chassis
      • 0.099% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.099% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (0.41% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.99% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plates (41% worse than other 2009 vans)