Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2006
61.8% pass rate
from 2,849 tests in 2017
(9.6% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.81% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Rear reflectors (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.035% fail on Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Battery (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (46 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel joints/housing (81 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on King pins (76 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.39% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Radius arms (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Panhard rods (104 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Torque/reaction arms (19 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (21 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Components (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.035% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.035% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.035% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Drag link end (68 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Other components (31 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Steering pivot point (30 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Steering component (43 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering box (133 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Free play
        • 0.25% fail on Steering box (170 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Intermediate drop arm (133 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering damper (123 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Steering column
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.070% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.070% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (21 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on System (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (19 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Tank
      • 0.070% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Installation check
        • 0.035% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.39% fail on Body condition
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
    • 0.070% fail on Speedometer (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis
  • 0.35% fail on Towbars (44 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar (37 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure (68 times worse than other 2006 cars)

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