Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1984
62.4% pass rate
from 487 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Fog lamp (79% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.82% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (79% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (79% worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.0% fail on Lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Steering component
      • 0.62% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.41% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.62% fail on Steering control
      • 0.41% fail on Steering column
      • 0.21% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.62% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.82% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.5% fail on Front
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Panhard rods (9 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.62% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Axles
      • 0.62% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.21% fail on King pins
    • 0.62% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.62% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on General condition
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Washers
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.82% fail on Hoses
        • 0.41% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.2% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.21% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.21% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
        • 0.62% fail on Condition
        • 0.41% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.41% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
      • 0.21% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (71% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on System
      • 0.62% fail on Cap
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.82% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers
      • 0.82% fail on Passengers
  • 3.5% fail on Towbars (7 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 1984 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Halfshafts

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