Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1998
58.8% pass rate
from 2,888 tests in 2020
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.35% fail on Dipswitch (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Hazard warning (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Switch (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.035% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Chassis condition (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.9% fail on Towbar (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Vehicle structure (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other towbar components (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Prop shaft (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.069% fail on Joints (98% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Hinge (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Catch (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Hinge
      • 0.35% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
    • 0.69% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.52% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Mounting fixings (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Body condition
      • 0.069% fail on Panel
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
    • 0.31% fail on Cabs (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steps
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.035% fail on Carrier
    • 0.069% fail on Load security (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.035% fail on Loading door
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Swivel joints/housing (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.035% fail on King pins
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.69% fail on Suspension rods (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension rod (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.55% fail on Springs (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.069% fail on Sub-frames (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Drag link end (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Steering component (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Intermediate drop arm (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.035% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.93% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.87% fail on Steering box (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Pump
    • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Steering box (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.069% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.069% fail on Steering column
    • 0.069% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.069% fail on Universal joint
  • 11% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (72% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (90% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.97% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 0.55% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
    • 0.52% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Servos (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
      • 0.069% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.069% fail on Valves
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.035% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.035% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (26 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.62% fail on Spark ignition (91% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (61% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.069% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.069% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.069% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Hubs
  • 0.035% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.035% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.035% fail on Retractable steps
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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