Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2013
75.2% pass rate
from 4,124 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.5% fail on Reversing lamps (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Reversing lamps (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.51% fail on Rear reflectors (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Horn
      • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.073% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.073% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.048% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.024% fail on Rbt
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.048% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Additional braking device
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on View to rear
      • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Drag link end (74 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Steering arm (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Other components (48 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Steering component (77 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.073% fail on Intermediate drop arm (298 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Locking devices (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other components (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
      • 0.024% fail on Rams
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.048% fail on Steering box (61 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.39% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Swivel joints/housing (141 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Suspension rods (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (31 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Size/type
  • 0.97% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.27% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
        • 0.024% fail on Catch
      • 0.097% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
        • 0.024% fail on Catch
      • 0.073% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.048% fail on Hinge (48 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.097% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
    • 0.073% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar (18 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other towbar components (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Chassis
      • 0.024% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.097% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.073% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.024% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.024% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.024% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.024% fail on Condition

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