Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1994
55.8% pass rate
from 2,265 tests in 2017
(7.7% worse than other 1994 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.79% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Fog lamp (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (92% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.22% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.088% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Horn (79% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 0.93% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Battery (63% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting (72% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (89% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (86% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on King pins (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.044% fail on Clearance
    • 0.79% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.044% fail on Presence
    • 0.71% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Panhard rods (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (96% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Constant velocity joints (97% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Couplings
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints (78% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on General condition
    • 0.044% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.044% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (27% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Components (30% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes (42% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.26% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.044% fail on Valves
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.044% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (81% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.088% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.088% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.044% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.044% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.97% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Components
        • 0.088% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Leaks
    • 0.044% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.044% fail on Cable
    • 0.044% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Intermediate drop arm (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering damper (10 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.044% fail on Steering component
      • 0.044% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (82% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.088% fail on Pump
    • 0.66% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering control
      • 0.35% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.044% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Passengers front (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.66% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.22% fail on Body security
    • 0.088% fail on Load security
      • 0.044% fail on Access panel
      • 0.044% fail on Tailgate
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (90% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (77% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on System (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.088% fail on Pipe
      • 0.044% fail on Hose
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions (85% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Swivelling towbar
    • 0.044% fail on Adjustable towbar
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (48% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (43% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.044% fail on Condition

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