Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2001
57.3% pass rate
from 2,830 tests in 2020
(10% 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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (37 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Switch (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Strengthening plate (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Towbar (32 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Vehicle structure (35 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other towbar components (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Safety device
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prop shafts (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Prop shaft (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.035% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on System (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catch (53 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other passenger's door (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (20 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Hinge (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seats (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
      • 0.18% fail on Mounting fixings (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Panel
      • 0.035% fail on Body condition
    • 0.46% fail on Cabs (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steps (42 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Floor
    • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.035% fail on Carrier
  • 13% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel joints/housing (34 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.035% fail on King pins
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.74% fail on Springs (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drag link end (26 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other components (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Steering component (22 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Intermediate drop arm (24 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lock stop (40 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (51 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 0.78% fail on Prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering box (40 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.071% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.035% fail on Steering wheel
  • 12% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Rbt (96% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.78% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.035% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.71% fail on Lever
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
      • 0.071% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.035% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.035% fail on Window
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Other emission control equipment (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.071% fail on Spark ignition (99% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other leaks (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (44 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steps and stairs (44 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Steps (33 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Retractable steps
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.071% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.071% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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