Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2007
64.8% pass rate
from 3,492 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.086% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.057% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Rear reflectors (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.057% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.029% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.086% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.057% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.086% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.086% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drag link end (57 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Steering component (19 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm (36 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.32% fail on Steering box (56 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
    • 0.34% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering box (179 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
    • 0.20% fail on Steering coupling (26 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Universal joint (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.029% fail on Steering column
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.029% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.029% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Swivel joints/housing (126 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Stub axle (70 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on King pins (72 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Axle
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hose (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Prop shaft (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.057% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Panel
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Hinge (35 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
      • 0.086% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Hinge (35 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.086% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.086% fail on Hinge (94 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Towbar (26 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure (72 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Coupling
      • 0.029% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.029% fail on Carrier
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.029% fail on Cabs
      • 0.029% fail on Steps
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.057% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.029% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Speedometer (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.057% fail on Anchorages (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.029% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.029% fail on Attachment

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