Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1982
65.5% pass rate
from 55 tests in 2020
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 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt
          • 7.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (7 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.8% fail on Valves
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal
    • 1.8% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.8% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 3.6% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (10 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (10 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Leaf springs (11 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 1.8% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
    • 3.6% fail on Steering play (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering box (16 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Hose
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Body
      • 1.8% fail on Mounting fixings
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.8% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition

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