Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

Registered in 1983
55.2% pass rate
from 67 tests in 2020
(61% worse than other 1983 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 109 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 19% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (15 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs
        • 1.5% fail on Leaf spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.5% fail on Towbar (24 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (26 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Doors
      • 3.0% fail on Front passenger's door (15 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Door condition (15 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Tank
    • 1.5% fail on Floor
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Servos (24 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.5% fail on Pedal
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.5% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.5% fail on Relay lever
  • 6.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plates

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