Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2009
68.9% pass rate
from 2,652 tests in 2017
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.075% fail on Switch (44 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.075% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.038% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Components (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Hoses
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake operation (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 0.87% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.075% fail on Air and vacuum systems (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Operation (156 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Axles (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Swivel joints/housing (92 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Location
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Panhard rods (60 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Torque/reaction arms (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drag link end (115 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box (88 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering damper (145 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Steering pivot point (34 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Steering component
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm (205 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Free play
        • 0.075% fail on Steering box (219 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.075% fail on Power steering
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.075% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hose (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.94% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Drivers
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.075% fail on Towbars (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Vehicle structure (274 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.038% fail on Halfshafts

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