Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2001
56.6% pass rate
from 2,493 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (33 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.040% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
      • 0.040% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.080% fail on Battery (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.2% fail on Component mounting (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (20 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel joints/housing (43 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on King pins (75 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Panhard rods (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (22 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.16% fail on Universal joint (30 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.040% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.040% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.080% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.080% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
      • 0.040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.040% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
    • 0.040% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Drag link end (42 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Steering box (28 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Steering box (73 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.56% fail on Intermediate drop arm (97 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Steering pivot point (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering damper (30 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (32 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Steering column
      • 0.040% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.9% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.56% fail on Hoses (61% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.040% fail on Servos
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Operation (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Gradient hand brake (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.040% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.76% fail on ABS (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.28% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.080% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.040% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.040% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.040% fail on Components
        • 0.040% fail on Servos
    • 0.040% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.040% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.040% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Body security (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Load security
      • 0.040% fail on Access panel
    • 0.040% fail on Spare wheel
  • 5.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on System (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.080% fail on Tank
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Towbars (46 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Vehicle structure (51 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Towbar
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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