Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2003
62.2% pass rate
from 3,241 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.062% fail on Switch (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
        • 0.093% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.96% fail on Horn
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
      • 0.093% fail on Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Battery (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 5.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.031% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Gradient hand brake (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.031% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.96% fail on ABS
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.31% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 0.093% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.062% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.031% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Cable
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 12% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (32 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel joints/housing (68 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on King pins (64 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Presence
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Radius arms (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Component mounting (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Panhard rods (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.093% fail on Universal joint (33 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Couplings
    • 0.031% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.031% fail on Other pins and bushes
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drag link end (47 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Steering box (53 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Steering pivot point (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Steering component (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Steering box (119 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering damper (75 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Intermediate drop arm (73 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pump (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Drive system
    • 0.46% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering coupling (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Universal joint (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.062% fail on Steering column
      • 0.031% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.093% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on System (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Tank
      • 0.062% fail on Pipe
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers front (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Body security (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.031% fail on Spare wheel
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type (82% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Installation check
        • 0.031% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.3% fail on Towbars (32 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure (35 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Towbar (24 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.062% fail on Road Wheels (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2003 cars)

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