Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2007
66.5% pass rate
from 3,041 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.79% fail on Rear reflectors (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.33% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Lamp (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.066% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Components (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.099% fail on Brake drums (40 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Front wheels (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake operation (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 0.95% fail on ABS (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.033% fail on Warning
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.99% fail on Axles (35 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Swivel joints/housing (65 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on King pins
    • 0.30% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Torque/reaction arms (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment (121 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Front suspension joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Panhard rods (35 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.066% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Location
    • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Universal joint (46 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering system (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drag link end (67 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering box (80 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering damper (159 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering box (101 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Steering pivot point (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Steering component
      • 0.066% fail on Intermediate drop arm (54 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.066% fail on Pump (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Universal joint (21 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering operation (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Tank (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
      • 0.066% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.033% fail on Emissions
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.033% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.033% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Requirements
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.39% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.099% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.099% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.099% fail on Chassis
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Access panel
    • 0.033% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Towbars (27 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Towbar (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Vehicle structure (72 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.099% fail on Road Wheels (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Attachment

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