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Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2011
45.8% pass rate
from 1,239 tests in 2020
(31% worse than other 2011 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 2011 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Position lamp (53% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Horn
      • 0.081% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.081% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.73% fail on Lever (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Linkage
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.65% fail on Pedal
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.81% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.081% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.081% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.081% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
  • 18% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (95% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (95% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.081% fail on Mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component (10 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 15% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 15% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.081% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (95% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 9.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Front passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
    • 0.081% fail on Chassis
      • 0.081% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.081% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.081% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.081% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.081% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Visibility (29% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.73% fail on View to rear
      • 0.65% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.081% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.65% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.081% fail on Window
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression (9 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Undertray (16 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.081% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Airbags
      • 0.081% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.97% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Attachment