Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2006
62.6% pass rate
from 3,193 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.063% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.81% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.063% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.88% fail on Rear reflectors (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.094% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.063% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Servos
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.063% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.031% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.031% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.9% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (48 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Steering component (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Intermediate drop arm (86 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.031% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.60% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.60% fail on Steering box (104 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Other components (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Rams
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering box (134 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering coupling (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Universal joint (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.031% fail on Steering column
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Swivel joints/housing (119 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on King pins (88 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Stub axle (19 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.094% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.031% fail on Window
  • 6.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on System (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
      • 0.13% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Prop shaft (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Halfshafts (136 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.063% fail on Hinge (49 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
      • 0.063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.063% fail on Hinge (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis condition (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Towbar (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure (40 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other towbar components (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Cabs (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Steps (61 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.031% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.031% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.031% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.094% fail on Spark ignition (98% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.031% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.031% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Other leaks (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Hubs
  • 0.031% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.031% fail on Speedometer

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