Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1983
68.5% pass rate
from 203 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.99% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.49% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.49% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.49% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.99% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.49% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.4% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 0.99% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.99% fail on Door condition
      • 0.49% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.49% fail on Door condition
    • 0.49% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.49% fail on Body
      • 0.49% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.49% fail on Panel
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.49% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.99% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.99% fail on Pedal
    • 0.99% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.99% fail on Lever
    • 0.99% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.49% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.49% fail on Valves
    • 0.99% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.99% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 0.99% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.49% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.49% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.49% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.49% fail on Axles
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.49% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.49% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.99% fail on View to rear
      • 0.99% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.99% fail on Other leaks (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.49% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.49% fail on Steering box
    • 0.49% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play
      • 0.49% fail on Steering box
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Requirements (8 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
  • 0.49% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.49% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment

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