Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1999
57.4% pass rate
from 2,296 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps (34% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
        • 0.044% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.65% fail on Rear reflectors (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Battery (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.0% fail on Component mounting (25% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Spring mounting (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Presence
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Swivel joints/housing (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on King pins (27 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on Tie bars/rods (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints (71% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Location
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (95% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Panhard rods (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Torque/reaction arms (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Universal joint (15 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Couplings
    • 0.087% fail on General condition
    • 0.044% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drag link end (25 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering box (18 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering damper (27 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Steering pivot point (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Steering component (30 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Steering box (29 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Intermediate drop arm (33 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Drive system (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.044% fail on Rams
    • 0.74% fail on Steering control (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering coupling (29 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Universal joint (31 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.044% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering operation
  • 13% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.7% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.26% fail on Hoses (85% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.087% fail on Gradient hand brake (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.044% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on ABS (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake control components (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Anti-slip (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.087% fail on Components
        • 0.087% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Leaks
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.044% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers front (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.044% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.044% fail on Tailgate
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on System (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Towbars (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (22 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (66% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Hubs

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