Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2004
60.7% pass rate
from 3,482 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.057% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.86% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.66% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.086% fail on Battery(ies) (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.55% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Rbt (97% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.057% fail on Lever
        • 0.029% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.63% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.55% fail on Air and vacuum systems (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Servos (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.057% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drag link end (37 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other components (19 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Steering component (40 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Steering linkage (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Intermediate drop arm (47 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.029% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Rams
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.46% fail on Steering play (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering box (90 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.40% fail on Steering box (60 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.086% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.029% fail on Steering column
    • 0.029% fail on Steering shaft
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel joints/housing (72 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on King pins (33 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Axle
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Other suspension component (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.029% fail on Torsion bar
      • 0.029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.32% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.029% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.086% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.086% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.057% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on System (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Hinge
        • 0.029% fail on Catch
      • 0.34% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.029% fail on Catch
        • 0.029% fail on Hinge
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
        • 0.029% fail on Hinge
    • 0.92% fail on Towbar (21 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Vehicle structure (27 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other towbar components (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Prop shaft (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.029% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.057% fail on Belts (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.86% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Chassis
      • 0.66% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.66% fail on Body (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
      • 0.057% fail on Mounting fixings (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.029% fail on Carrier
    • 0.057% fail on Floor
    • 0.057% fail on Cabs
      • 0.029% fail on Steps
      • 0.029% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Tailgate
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (27 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Other emission control equipment (17 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.057% fail on Spark ignition (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.029% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type (82% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Hubs
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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