Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1980
57.9% pass rate
from 76 tests in 2017
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 14% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 3.9% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on All direction indicators
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Battery
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Brakes (96% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 13% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Reservoirs
      • 2.6% fail on Leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (21 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
        • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.2% fail on Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
      • 1.3% fail on System
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 11% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Mirrors (5 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.9% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Leaf springs (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Shackle (15 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Anchor
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 7.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Requirements (18 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
      • 1.3% fail on Installation check
        • 1.3% fail on Anchorage's
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 2.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Towbars
    • 1.3% fail on Towbar

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