Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1983
61.1% pass rate
from 193 tests in 2017
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 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.6% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.1% fail on Front
      • 0.52% fail on Rear
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Torque/reaction arms (20 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Axles
      • 1.0% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.52% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.52% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.1% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.52% fail on Steering control
      • 0.52% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.52% fail on Servos
      • 1.6% fail on Leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Operation
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
        • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Hub components
      • 0.52% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.52% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.52% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.3% fail on Washers
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe
      • 0.52% fail on System
  • 5.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers
  • 3.1% fail on Towbars (15 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure (15 times worse than other 1983 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.52% fail on Requirements
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type
    • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate

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