Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1985
63.2% pass rate
from 726 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Fog lamp (77% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Tell tale (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (65% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps (76% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.69% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators (80% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type (80% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.41% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (67% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Horn (77% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Hazard warning (85% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.1% fail on Spring mounting (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front
      • 1.4% fail on Rear
    • 2.2% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on King pins
      • 0.14% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Panhard rods (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.14% fail on Presence
    • 0.55% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.41% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.41% fail on Location
    • 0.41% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.55% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.14% fail on Servos
        • 0.14% fail on Valves
      • 0.83% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
        • 0.83% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.41% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.83% fail on Cap
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (74% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.9% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Free play
        • 0.69% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.14% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.14% fail on Steering component
      • 0.14% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.28% fail on Pump
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Steering control (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.55% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.41% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation
  • 8.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (79% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Vehicle structure (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (200% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 0.83% fail on Drivers
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers
    • 0.55% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.69% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.8% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Adjustable towbar
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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