Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2000
57.7% pass rate
from 2,466 tests in 2020
(8.7% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rear reflectors (14 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.041% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.041% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Strengthening plate (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Towbar (21 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other towbar components (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Safety device
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
        • 0.041% fail on Catch
      • 0.36% fail on Front passenger's door (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on System (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.081% fail on Hose
      • 0.081% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Prop shaft (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Halfshafts (63 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.041% fail on Joints
    • 0.89% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.49% fail on Floor (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
      • 0.041% fail on Body condition
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on King pins (35 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel joints/housing (17 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Axle
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Springs (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.41% fail on Suspension rods (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.081% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drag link end (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other components (17 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Steering component (18 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Intermediate drop arm (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.081% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.041% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
      • 0.041% fail on Rams
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box (31 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering box (34 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.32% fail on Steering coupling (26 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Universal joint (31 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering column
  • 12% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.041% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.93% fail on Parking brake control (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Lever (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.041% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (97% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.12% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (99% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Catalyst emissions (99% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.69% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.041% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.041% fail on Anchorages

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