Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2005
65.3% pass rate
from 2,849 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.070% fail on Switch
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.035% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Rear reflectors (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lamp (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.070% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Battery
  • 11% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Fitment
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (56 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Swivel joints/housing (97 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on King pins (71 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.035% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.49% fail on Radius arms (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Panhard rods (65 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (114 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Torque/reaction arms (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (56 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Couplings
    • 0.14% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting
  • 10% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Pipes (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.070% fail on Hoses (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.035% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on ABS
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.8% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drag link end (57 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other components (27 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Steering pivot point (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Steering component (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.14% fail on Steering box (44 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering damper (143 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering box (79 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pump (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.070% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering coupling (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint (21 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Steering shaft (36 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on System (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Tank
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Passengers other (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.49% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis
    • 0.070% fail on Body security
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Towbars (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure (40 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Halfshafts (83 times worse than other 2005 cars)

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