Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.3% pass rate
from 3,088 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Reversing lamps (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Reversing lamps (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.78% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.032% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.032% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.065% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.065% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (81 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (90% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.097% fail on Brake drums (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.52% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Servos
      • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.032% fail on Valves
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.097% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.065% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas (29 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.032% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drag link end (115 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Other components (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Steering linkage (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box (89 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box (192 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Other components
      • 0.032% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.065% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering coupling (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Universal joint (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.032% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Swivel joints/housing (283 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on King pins (134 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.032% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.97% fail on Transmission (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Prop shaft (44 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.065% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.032% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on System
    • 0.32% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Panel
      • 0.032% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.26% fail on Towbar (46 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure (187 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.097% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
        • 0.032% fail on Catch
        • 0.032% fail on Hinge
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.097% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.097% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Chassis
      • 0.065% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.065% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.032% fail on Bracket
    • 0.065% fail on Cabs (55 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Steps
      • 0.032% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.065% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.065% fail on Catalytic converter (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Transmission oil leaks (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.065% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Attachment
  • 0.032% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.032% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.032% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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