Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1996
55.2% pass rate
from 2,915 tests in 2017
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Fog lamp (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.17% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (36% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.069% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.3% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Tell tale (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Battery (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (33% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Subframe mounting (94% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear (51% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.069% fail on Presence
    • 1.0% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on King pins (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.75% fail on Trailing arms (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.58% fail on Torque/reaction arms (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Panhard rods (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Location
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (88% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.21% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.034% fail on Couplings
    • 0.034% fail on General condition
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Drag link end (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Free play (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Steering box (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Steering component (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Intermediate drop arm (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering damper (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Power steering (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
    • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering coupling (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Universal joint (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.069% fail on Steering shaft (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes (49% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (67% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.034% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance (65% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (63% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.069% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.99% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.069% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.034% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
    • 0.034% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.034% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Passengers front (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.86% fail on Seats (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Passengers (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.069% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.034% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Bootlid
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.069% fail on Hose
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (83% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Towbars (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Adjustable towbar
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (52% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (43% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition

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