Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.8% pass rate
from 2,340 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.43% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Battery (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Prescribed areas (25% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 4.4% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.085% fail on Presence
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.90% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Swivel joints/housing (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on King pins
    • 0.73% fail on Trailing arms (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Panhard rods (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Location
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (95% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.085% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.043% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.043% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.043% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.043% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Ball joint (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Drag link end (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering damper (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Intermediate drop arm (20 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Steering pivot point (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Steering component
      • 0.30% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Steering box (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.085% fail on Pump
      • 0.043% fail on Rams
    • 0.73% fail on Steering operation (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering coupling (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Universal joint (16 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering lock (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering shaft (31 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering column
    • 0.47% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.5% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Servos (19 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.043% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.085% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.043% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.043% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Anti-slip (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Air and vacuum systems (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.043% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
    • 0.043% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.043% fail on Spare wheel
  • 8.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on System
      • 0.38% fail on Tank (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.085% fail on Cap
      • 0.043% fail on Hose
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Towbars (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Towbar
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition

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