Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1995
57.4% pass rate
from 3,267 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (67% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (42% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (75% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies) (52% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.77% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.15% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Chassis condition (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Other towbar components
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.5% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Passenger's seat (200% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (68% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
      • 0.24% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.031% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.98% fail on Doors (85% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front passenger's door (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
        • 0.061% fail on Hinge (12 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
    • 0.64% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.061% fail on Body condition
    • 0.61% fail on Floor (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Cabs (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Mounting fixings
  • 15% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.061% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.0% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Stub axle (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on King pins
      • 0.031% fail on Axle
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 0.52% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Steering component (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Intermediate drop arm (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.95% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering (86% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Pump
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
    • 0.64% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (48% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.031% fail on Linkage
    • 0.98% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (83% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pedal (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.73% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.031% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
    • 0.67% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.031% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
    • 0.64% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.092% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested (96% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.061% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.031% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.031% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (98% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested (95% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks (89% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks (94% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (37% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.061% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.092% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.092% fail on Belt(s)/padding (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 0.061% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.061% fail on Speedometer

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