Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1986
62.0% pass rate
from 1,025 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (78% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp (79% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.98% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.3% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.20% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.78% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.78% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.39% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.098% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.98% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.098% fail on Rbt
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.88% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.098% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
    • 0.88% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.49% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.098% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.098% fail on Valves
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.20% fail on Servos
    • 0.098% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.098% fail on Coupling
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.0% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Prop shaft
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Hinge (9 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Pillar
      • 0.88% fail on Front passenger's door (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.39% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.098% fail on System
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.39% fail on Floor
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.098% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.098% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.098% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.098% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 12% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (70% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (180% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Axle
      • 0.20% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.98% fail on Springs
      • 0.59% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.39% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.20% fail on Mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 11% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
        • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.098% fail on Steering component
      • 0.20% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.098% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.098% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.098% fail on Pump
      • 0.098% fail on Rams
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play
      • 0.49% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.39% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.39% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.098% fail on Steering column
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.39% fail on View to rear
      • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.098% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Other emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% better than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks (79% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.098% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.098% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.098% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.98% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.098% fail on Requirements
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.098% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.098% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.098% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.098% fail on Doors
      • 0.098% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.098% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.098% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.098% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.098% fail on Condition

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