Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1982
54.3% pass rate
from 94 tests in 2020
(62% worse than other 1982 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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 109 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (95% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim (58% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Electrical equipment (190% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (66% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (71% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (92% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (16% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (16% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 1.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (40% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (7.8% better than other 1982 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (26% worse than other 1982 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (0.50% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 1982 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 1982 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (7.1% better than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (200% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Prop shaft
    • 1.1% fail on Floor
  • 12% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (37% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Axles
      • 1.1% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Visibility (52% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 11% fail on Washers (99% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (5.1% worse than other 1982 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Steering (59% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components (90% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 1982 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (11% better than other 1982 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (1.1% better than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 1982 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (26% better than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (7 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Requirements (14 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)

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