Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2000
58.4% pass rate
from 2,157 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.093% fail on Switch (20 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Lamp (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Rear reflectors (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Battery (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.4% fail on Component mounting (36% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.093% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (14 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel joints/housing (33 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on King pins
    • 0.70% fail on Tie bars/rods (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.56% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Location
    • 0.46% fail on Front suspension joints (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment (21 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Torque/reaction arms (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Panhard rods (20 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (22 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.4% fail on Components
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Hoses (72% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.56% fail on Leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.093% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (17 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on ABS (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.093% fail on Components
        • 0.093% fail on Servos
    • 0.046% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.046% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage
    • 0.046% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Warning
    • 0.046% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Drag link end (35 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering box (27 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering damper (58 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other components (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Steering pivot point (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Steering component (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Intermediate drop arm (70 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Free play
        • 0.28% fail on Steering box (24 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.046% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.51% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Pump
    • 0.70% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering coupling (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Universal joint (25 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.046% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Passengers other (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.046% fail on Spare wheel
  • 5.2% fail on Towbars (32 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Vehicle structure (36 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on System (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.093% fail on Pipe
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested (92% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate

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