Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.6% pass rate
from 4,221 tests in 2017
(43% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Individual lamps (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.047% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp (98% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Lamp (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Switch
    • 0.071% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes
    • 0.95% fail on Hub components (35% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes (28 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.071% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.024% fail on Cable
    • 0.024% fail on ABS
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (86% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.095% fail on Rear
      • 0.071% fail on Front
    • 0.14% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.095% fail on Location (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Tie bars/rods (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Steering system (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering box (189 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drag link end (139 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (26 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
        • 0.024% fail on Steering component
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (53 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steering coupling (82 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Universal joint (100 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering operation (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 0.92% fail on Tyres (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Registration plates and VIN (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tank (49 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
    • 0.095% fail on Doors
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
    • 0.071% fail on Body condition
  • 0.12% fail on Towbars (75 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar (94 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.071% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.071% fail on Attachment

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