Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1987
59.8% pass rate
from 1,216 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 1987 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Fog lamp (76% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.41% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (83% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
        • 0.25% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps (45% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (98% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Horn (56% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hazard warning (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Switch
    • 0.82% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Battery (72% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (40% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (47% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.66% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake operation (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components (45% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes (73% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.33% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.16% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.49% fail on Leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (78% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Service brake control components (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.082% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Spring mounting (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Front (75% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on King pins
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Panhard rods (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.66% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.58% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.58% fail on Location (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Torsion bars (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.082% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.082% fail on Universal joint
  • 13% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (96% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Free play
        • 0.41% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Intermediate drop arm (8 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering damper (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Drive system (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Pump
    • 1.4% fail on Steering control (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.16% fail on Steering column
      • 0.082% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.90% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.66% fail on Bonnet (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.74% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
    • 0.25% fail on Body security
    • 0.082% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.082% fail on Access panel
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system (64% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on System (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Tank
      • 0.41% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
      • 0.082% fail on Hose
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.1% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Prescribed areas (58% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
      • 0.082% fail on Installation check
        • 0.082% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN (90% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate (87% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment

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