Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2011
73.5% pass rate
from 3,316 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.030% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.75% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.090% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.060% fail on Switch
      • 0.030% fail on Lamp
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.060% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.060% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake (94% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Servos
    • 0.030% fail on ABS
    • 0.030% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Radius arms (18 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Panhard rods (123 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (143 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles (35 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Swivel joints/housing (71 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.090% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drag link end (132 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering box (65 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.030% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Steering wheel (53 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Power steering
      • 0.060% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas (27 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
    • 0.090% fail on Doors
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
    • 0.030% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.030% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.51% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.090% fail on System
      • 0.060% fail on Tank (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hose (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.090% fail on Halfshafts (161 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Hubs
  • 0.090% fail on Towbars (43 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Towbar (51 times worse than other 2011 cars)

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