Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2002
62.1% pass rate
from 2,809 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.82% fail on Horn
    • 0.50% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Battery
  • 12% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.39% fail on Hoses (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Servos
      • 0.50% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.071% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
      • 0.036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.036% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.036% fail on Cable
    • 0.036% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.036% fail on Warning
    • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Drag link end (46 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Steering box (63 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Intermediate drop arm (162 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Steering box (87 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Steering pivot point (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Steering component (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering damper (40 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pump (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering coupling (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (26 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel joints/housing (52 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on King pins (60 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.036% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Presence
    • 0.46% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Location
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Panhard rods (22 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (41 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.036% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.071% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.036% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on System (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on Hose
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.71% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Body security
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Towbars (45 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (52 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Towbar (23 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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