Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1992
58.0% pass rate
from 1,539 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (98% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (98% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.97% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (76% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (42% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (45% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment (51% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.32% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (68% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (75% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.78% fail on Hazard warning (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Switch (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.39% fail on Main beam tell-tale (200% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.065% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.065% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other towbar components (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (68% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (69% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Bearing housing (15 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.13% fail on Halfshafts (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Hinge
      • 0.52% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
        • 0.13% fail on Catch (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Hinge
      • 0.45% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
        • 0.065% fail on Catch
        • 0.065% fail on Hinge
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.065% fail on Hose
    • 1.2% fail on Body (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
      • 0.32% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Mounting fixings (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Panel
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.58% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.39% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.65% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Bracket
  • 16% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (51% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.3% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle
      • 0.13% fail on King pins (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Stub axle
    • 2.0% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.26% fail on Mounting
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension rods (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.065% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.065% fail on Other components
    • 0.065% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.45% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake linings (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Brake drums (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.065% fail on Lever
        • 0.065% fail on Clevis joint
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.91% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.065% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.065% fail on Other components
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.84% fail on Lever
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.065% fail on Servos
      • 0.065% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.065% fail on Valves
    • 0.26% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Locking devices (200% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Steering component
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.065% fail on Lock stop
    • 2.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.065% fail on Rams
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Steering coupling (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 0.52% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.065% fail on Steering wheel
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility (29% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (41% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition (95% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions (86% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks (78% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (78% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (12 times worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.065% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.065% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.065% fail on Steps
  • 0.065% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.065% fail on Anchorages

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