Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2002
61.8% pass rate
from 3,222 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.96% fail on Horn (73% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.093% fail on Battery(ies) (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 0.093% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.031% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.031% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.031% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 12% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drag link end (33 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Intermediate drop arm (56 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.93% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pump (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
    • 0.71% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.62% fail on Steering box (37 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
    • 0.59% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Steering box (69 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering coupling (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Universal joint (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Flexible coupling (51 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Steering column
  • 11% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (96% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.093% fail on Lever
        • 0.031% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.74% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.093% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.093% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
    • 0.093% fail on Flexible brake hoses (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Towbar (33 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Vehicle structure (38 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Other towbar components (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prop shafts (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Prop shaft (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.062% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on System (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
      • 0.093% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
        • 0.062% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
    • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.062% fail on Panel
      • 0.031% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Mounting fixings (207 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steps
    • 0.062% fail on Floor
    • 0.031% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.031% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Swivel joints/housing (64 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on King pins (40 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Axle
      • 0.062% fail on Stub axle (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.74% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.093% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Coil spring (92% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.093% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.093% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors (82% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.093% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.062% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (98% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Catalyst emissions (98% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.031% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other leaks (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.031% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Hubs

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