Nissan Primastar MOT Results

Registered in 2013
56.6% pass rate
from 749 tests in 2020
(27% worse than other 2013 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 2013 vans and highlighted areas where the Nissan Primastar is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 6.0% fail on Position lamp (80% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.13% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.93% fail on Horn
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.40% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (76% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (98% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut (18 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (180% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.3% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 8.9% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Steering play
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear
      • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (71% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (87% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (90% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door (21 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (22 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.27% fail on Carrier (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Body condition
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar
      • 0.13% fail on Other towbar components
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Size/type (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition