Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2012
55.2% pass rate
from 743 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2012 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.81% fail on Horn
      • 0.27% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.40% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (22 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 13% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 12% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 5.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.81% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.81% fail on View to rear
      • 0.81% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.54% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Joints
    • 0.81% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Front passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.81% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.27% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.94% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment