Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1993
55.7% pass rate
from 1,810 tests in 2017
(9.3% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (86% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (54% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 7.6% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Tell tales
    • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Fog lamp (65% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.66% fail on Switch (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (93% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.055% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.77% fail on Battery (57% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Prescribed areas (37% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Component mounting (58% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on King pins (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.83% fail on Panhard rods (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on Torque/reaction arms (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.55% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Front suspension joints (64% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (94% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints (96% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.055% fail on General condition
    • 0.055% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes (40% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.055% fail on Servos
        • 0.055% fail on Valves
      • 0.94% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (58% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Gradient hand brake (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (73% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake drums (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.055% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (92% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Anti-slip (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.055% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 16% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Drag link end (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.66% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Steering component
      • 0.55% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Intermediate drop arm (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drive system (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.055% fail on Steering column
    • 0.66% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Washers (70% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.94% fail on Windscreen (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition (38% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Passengers other (200% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (93% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.055% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.88% fail on System (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions (92% better than other 1993 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Towbars (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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