Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1999
58.6% pass rate
from 2,608 tests in 2020
(6.9% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.038% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Switch (19 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.038% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.42% fail on Hazard warning (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Switch (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.6% fail on Towbar (17 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (18 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other towbar components (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Prop shaft (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.038% fail on Joints
      • 0.038% fail on Belts
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on System (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.077% fail on Tank
      • 0.077% fail on Hose
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Hinge
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
        • 0.077% fail on Hinge (68 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
    • 0.69% fail on Body
      • 0.35% fail on Other body component
      • 0.19% fail on Panel
      • 0.077% fail on Body condition
      • 0.077% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.61% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.31% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.038% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.2% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Swivel joints/housing (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Axle
      • 0.12% fail on King pins (17 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Springs (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (92% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension rods (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (17 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other components (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage (26 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Intermediate drop arm (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lock stop (24 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pump
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.54% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.50% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering box (21 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Universal joint (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.038% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (90% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.038% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
    • 0.81% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.81% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Anti-lock braking system (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.61% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.077% fail on Flexible brake hoses (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.077% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.038% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.077% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition (96% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.077% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.077% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.077% fail on Catalyst emissions (99% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Other leaks (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (68% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.038% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.038% fail on Steps

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