Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2004
61.9% pass rate
from 2,988 tests in 2017
(20% 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 (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.067% fail on Switch (17 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.97% fail on Horn
    • 0.47% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.033% fail on Battery
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Components (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Pipes (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Rear wheels (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.067% fail on Brake drums (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.97% fail on ABS
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake control components (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.033% fail on Leaks
    • 0.067% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.067% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 12% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (42 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel joints/housing (81 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on King pins (79 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Stub axle (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Universal joint (64 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Torque/reaction arms (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Location
    • 0.17% fail on Panhard rods (28 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (43 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering box (130 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Steering box (172 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering damper (172 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Other components (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Steering pivot point (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Steering component (28 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Intermediate drop arm (59 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.067% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Universal joint (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on System (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.47% fail on Body condition
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
    • 0.067% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Access panel
      • 0.033% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.067% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.74% fail on Towbars (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Vehicle structure (32 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition

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