Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1982
59.8% pass rate
from 107 tests in 2020
(41% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (85% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 12% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 8.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.93% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.93% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.93% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.8% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 2.8% fail on Seats
      • 2.8% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Body
      • 0.93% fail on Body condition
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.93% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.93% fail on Door condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.93% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.93% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.9% fail on Pedal
    • 0.93% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.93% fail on Servos
    • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.93% fail on Servos
      • 0.93% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.93% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.93% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.93% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake drums
  • 16% fail on Suspension (88% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Leaf springs (15 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Leaf spring (29 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.93% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.93% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 8.4% fail on Washers
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.93% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.93% fail on View to rear
      • 0.93% fail on Mirrors
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (7 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.93% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.93% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.93% fail on Intermediate drop arm
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.93% fail on Attachment
      • 0.93% fail on Requirements
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 0.93% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Tread depth

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