Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1991
56.1% pass rate
from 1,578 tests in 2017
(13% worse than other 1991 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps (57% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 7.0% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (94% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Fog lamp (32% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.51% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (88% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (39% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.063% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Battery (57% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.063% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Prescribed areas (34% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Component mounting (45% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear (95% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Swivel joints/housing (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on King pins (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Panhard rods (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.70% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.70% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.38% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (74% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.063% fail on Presence
    • 0.51% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.19% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (95% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.063% fail on Couplings
    • 0.13% fail on General condition
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.89% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (70% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.063% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.063% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (76% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Fitment
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pivot
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.063% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 14% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Free play (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Steering box (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.89% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Steering component
      • 0.25% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Intermediate drop arm (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Lock stop
    • 2.2% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other components
      • 0.32% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive system
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.19% fail on Steering column
      • 0.063% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.76% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers front (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.76% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers
    • 0.19% fail on Body security
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on System (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.063% fail on Hose
      • 0.063% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (60% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Towbars (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.063% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts (33% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (76% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate (77% worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Condition

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