Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.9% pass rate
from 3,612 tests in 2020
(6.8% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Reversing lamps (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Reversing lamps (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Reversing lamp switch (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.00% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (39 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Rbt (91% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.028% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.58% fail on Anti-lock braking system (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
    • 0.028% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.028% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.028% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drag link end (101 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (28 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (31 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Steering linkage (33 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Steering component (30 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering arm (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.055% fail on Lock stop (191 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Steering box (134 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering box (168 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel joints/housing (159 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on King pins (79 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Tank (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on System
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prop shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Prop shaft (62 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.39% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Panel
      • 0.028% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.39% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
        • 0.055% fail on Hinge (32 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.055% fail on Hinge (44 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
      • 0.083% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar (36 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (159 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Other towbar components (26 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Chassis
      • 0.028% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.028% fail on Floor
    • 0.028% fail on Cabs
      • 0.028% fail on Steps
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.36% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.028% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 0.94% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.028% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.028% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.028% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.028% fail on Attachment

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