Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2014
77.9% pass rate
from 5,186 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.039% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.058% fail on View to rear
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.058% fail on Brake drums (49 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (23 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.077% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.096% fail on Pedal
      • 0.077% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.077% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.019% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Axles
      • 0.019% fail on King pins
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drag link end (77 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (21 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Other components (79 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Steering linkage (99 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Steering component (61 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Intermediate drop arm (92 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering box (143 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Other components (22 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pump (65 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Steering wheel (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Steering coupling (30 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Universal joint (31 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering play
      • 0.019% fail on Steering box
  • 0.89% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Tank (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.039% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Transmission
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Prop shaft (29 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.17% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.077% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
        • 0.039% fail on Hinge (107 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.096% fail on Body
      • 0.077% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
    • 0.058% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Towbar (31 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other towbar components (64 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.039% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (84% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.096% fail on Spark ignition (77% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks

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