Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1981
46.2% pass rate
from 65 tests in 2017
(65% worse than other 1981 cars)
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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 109 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 11% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 3.1% fail on Switch (20 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.5% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 4.6% fail on Lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Horn
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical wiring (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 25% fail on Suspension (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Spring mounting (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 7.7% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.1% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Swivel joints/housing (25 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.5% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.6% fail on Brake operation (14 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
    • 3.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.5% fail on Wheel cylinder
  • 17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 14% fail on Emissions (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Pipe
  • 9.2% fail on Steering
    • 6.2% fail on Steering system
      • 3.1% fail on Free play (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Steering box (20 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Other components
        • 1.5% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas (23 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering operation
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Bonnet
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
  • 6.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.6% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Engine mountings
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate

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