Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1993
60.5% pass rate
from 1,889 tests in 2020
(7.9% worse than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on All direction indicators (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (41% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.053% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp (60% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.95% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.42% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis condition (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Strengthening plate (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other towbar components
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.0% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.053% fail on Halfshafts
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (14 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Catch
        • 0.053% fail on Hinge
      • 0.42% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Passenger's seat (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
    • 0.95% fail on Body (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component
      • 0.26% fail on Panel
      • 0.21% fail on Mounting fixings (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Body condition
    • 0.58% fail on Bumpers (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Steps
      • 0.053% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.42% fail on Floor
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on King pins (12 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Swivel joints/housing (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component (96% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.79% fail on Springs
      • 0.48% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.26% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension rod (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.053% fail on Rbt
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.053% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.053% fail on Cable
        • 0.053% fail on Linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.053% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.79% fail on Lever
    • 0.74% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.053% fail on Servos
      • 0.053% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Steering component (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.16% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.95% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.90% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
    • 0.42% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering box
    • 0.21% fail on Steering column
    • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility (22% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.85% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Window
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Non catalyst emissions (70% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Catalyst emissions (95% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.053% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.053% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Hubs
  • 0.11% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.053% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.053% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.053% fail on Steps

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