Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1992
55.5% pass rate
from 1,489 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Fog lamp (81% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Tell tale
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (45% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (80% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.94% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.067% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Battery (58% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (43% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Component mounting (65% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel joints/housing (10 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on King pins (13 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.67% fail on Trailing arms (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Panhard rods (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.47% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.20% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Couplings
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.067% fail on General condition
    • 0.067% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.067% fail on Anchor
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (42% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.067% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.94% fail on Leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (88% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake drums (12 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.067% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake control components (200% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.067% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.067% fail on Warning
    • 0.067% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.067% fail on Components
        • 0.067% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drag link end (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (72% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.20% fail on Intermediate drop arm (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering damper (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Drive system
      • 0.067% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering operation (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering control (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.067% fail on Steering column
      • 0.067% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Body condition (93% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.067% fail on Speedometer
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Washers (71% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.94% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.67% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.067% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 1992 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type
    • 0.067% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (68% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment

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