Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1989
58.5% pass rate
from 1,732 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Fog lamp (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale (86% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Switch (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (67% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (89% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (73% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (50% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (50% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.058% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.058% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (70% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lamp (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Battery (72% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (60% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 2.4% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on King pins (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.058% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.058% fail on Clearance
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (78% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Panhard rods (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.98% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Trailing arms (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.58% fail on Radius arms (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.46% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (68% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.29% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.058% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.058% fail on Couplings
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.058% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (35% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.058% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes (72% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.64% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.17% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.058% fail on Fitment
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Anti-slip (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.058% fail on Components
        • 0.058% fail on Hoses
  • 13% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Steering pivot point (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Steering component (11 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Intermediate drop arm (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.058% fail on Lock stop
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Drive system (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Steering control (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.69% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Locking devices (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (99% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition (63% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.69% fail on Drivers
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Body security
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on System (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.058% fail on Hose
      • 0.058% fail on Cap
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Towbars (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN (59% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Hubs

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