Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.5% pass rate
from 3,398 tests in 2017
(22% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on Individual lamps (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.059% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Rear reflectors (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
      • 0.059% fail on Tell tale (26 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Battery
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.088% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Components (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.088% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Air and vacuum systems (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Components
        • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
    • 0.029% fail on ABS
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.18% fail on Front
      • 0.15% fail on Rear
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Axles (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Swivel joints/housing (46 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on King pins
    • 0.059% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Location
    • 0.059% fail on Panhard rods (59 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.029% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.029% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drag link end (143 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Free play (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering box (362 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering box (164 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering damper (271 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other components (58 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Steering pivot point (55 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Steering component
      • 0.059% fail on Steering arm (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.088% fail on Steering control (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering coupling (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Universal joint (41 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Steering operation (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on System (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Cap
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
    • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.059% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Doors
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.088% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition

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