Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1988
58.9% pass rate
from 1,231 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Fog lamp (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (65% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (80% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Switch
        • 0.16% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.081% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Horn (83% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.57% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.081% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (38% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.081% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Components (45% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes (86% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.41% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.65% fail on Operation
      • 0.65% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.081% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.081% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Components
        • 0.081% fail on Servos
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on King pins
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.81% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.81% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Panhard rods (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on Trailing arms (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Presence
      • 0.081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.24% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.16% fail on Universal joint (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.081% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.081% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.24% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.081% fail on Steering component
      • 0.16% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.081% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Pump
      • 0.081% fail on Drive system
    • 0.97% fail on Steering control (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
    • 0.89% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers
      • 0.57% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.81% fail on Drivers
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers
    • 0.32% fail on Body security
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.081% fail on Access panel
      • 0.081% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.081% fail on Spare wheel
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on System (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Tank
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.1% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Installation check
        • 0.081% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.081% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment

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