Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2010
70.4% pass rate
from 3,061 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Switch (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.95% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear reflectors (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Switch
      • 0.065% fail on Lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake drums (129 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.065% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Rear wheels (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake operation (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.065% fail on Cable
    • 0.065% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Panhard rods (138 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (151 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Axles (26 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel joints/housing (45 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Universal joint (390 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.065% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drag link end (134 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box (80 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (39 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Steering component (96 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Steering pivot point (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering damper (243 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.033% fail on Free play
        • 0.033% fail on Steering box
      • 0.033% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.065% fail on Steering control
      • 0.065% fail on Steering coupling (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Universal joint (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Power steering
      • 0.033% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
    • 0.033% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
      • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers
    • 0.033% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
  • 0.78% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Cap (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.065% fail on Hose (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Tank
    • 0.065% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Emissions (78% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.065% fail on Towbars (23 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Towbar
    • 0.033% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.033% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.033% fail on Attachment

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