Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1984
64.1% pass rate
from 526 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 1984 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (95% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.57% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis condition (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.19% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Pipe
      • 0.57% fail on System
      • 0.38% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 0.76% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.57% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.57% fail on Body
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.38% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.38% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.19% fail on Bracket
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs
      • 0.19% fail on Steps
    • 0.19% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.95% fail on Springs
      • 0.57% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
    • 0.38% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
        • 0.19% fail on Steering component
        • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.38% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Rams
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
    • 0.95% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Steering box
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.57% fail on Steering coupling (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.19% fail on Steering column
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (7 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 1984 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1984 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (140% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.76% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.95% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
    • 0.38% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.38% fail on Servos
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.19% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (9 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (70% better than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks (160% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Tyres
    • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 0.76% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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