Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.1% pass rate
from 3,951 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Reversing lamps (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Reversing lamps (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.94% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.076% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
      • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.13% fail on Brake linings (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.051% fail on Brake drums (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.025% fail on Cable
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Servos (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (33 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Drag link end (82 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Steering component
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Pump
      • 0.025% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering box (151 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.025% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.025% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play
      • 0.025% fail on Steering box
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.28% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Swivel joints/housing (151 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.025% fail on King pins
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (45 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.051% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission
      • 0.40% fail on Prop shafts (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Prop shaft (41 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Joints
      • 0.025% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.18% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Other body component
      • 0.051% fail on Panel
      • 0.025% fail on Body condition
      • 0.025% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.076% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
      • 0.051% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
    • 0.15% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.076% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.025% fail on Towbar
      • 0.025% fail on Safety device
    • 0.025% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Steps
  • 0.86% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
  • 0.84% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Transmission oil leaks (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.051% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Speedometer (28 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.025% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.025% fail on Attachment

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