Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2011
69.6% pass rate
from 3,720 tests in 2020
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Reversing lamps (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Reversing lamps (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.78% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.027% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums (28 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.054% fail on Cable
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.027% fail on Valves
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems (24 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Servos (44 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.054% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.081% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.054% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.054% fail on View to rear
      • 0.054% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drag link end (105 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (28 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm (119 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Steering component (35 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Steering linkage (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.13% fail on Steering box (51 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.054% fail on Power steering
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
    • 0.054% fail on Steering play
      • 0.054% fail on Steering box (99 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.97% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Swivel joints/housing (128 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Axle
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Springs
      • 0.027% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.027% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.70% fail on Transmission
      • 0.65% fail on Prop shafts (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Prop shaft (59 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.027% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on Hose (19 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.054% fail on Hinge (38 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
        • 0.027% fail on Catch
      • 0.081% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
        • 0.027% fail on Hinge
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.081% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar (33 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other towbar components (51 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.081% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.027% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.24% fail on Spark ignition (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other leaks (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
  • 0.97% fail on Identification of the vehicle (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plates (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.054% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (36 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer (36 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Belt(s)/padding (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)

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