Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1986
60.7% pass rate
from 947 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 1986 cars)
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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Fog lamp (73% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.84% fail on Switch
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (68% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps (67% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (71% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (65% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (65% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (51% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.53% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (91% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Hazard warning (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lamp (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front
      • 0.95% fail on Rear
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (150% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Swivel joints/housing (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on King pins
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.63% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Torque/reaction arms (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Presence
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.32% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (46% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Components (47% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes (93% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.11% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.63% fail on Operation
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (91% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.42% fail on Wheel cylinder (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.21% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.74% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.74% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.74% fail on Pedal
        • 0.53% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
  • 11% fail on Steering (99% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Free play
        • 0.63% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.21% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.11% fail on Steering component
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
      • 0.42% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
    • 0.84% fail on Steering control
      • 0.53% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
    • 0.53% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (54% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system (69% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on System (190% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Tank
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure (84% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis (84% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.84% fail on Drivers
      • 0.42% fail on Passengers
    • 0.32% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Towbars (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (96% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate (100% worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
      • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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