Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1980
65.1% pass rate
from 86 tests in 2020
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 109 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Rear reflectors (25 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.7% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (10 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (15 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (20 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (31 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 2.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Axles (12 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs
        • 1.2% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
  • 9.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.3% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Steering box (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Other components
        • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (14 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Towbar (15 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (17 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.3% fail on Prop shafts (12 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Prop shaft
        • 1.2% fail on Joints
    • 2.3% fail on Seats
      • 2.3% fail on Passenger's seat (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Requirements

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