Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2015
81.7% pass rate
from 7,316 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (80% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (80% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual direction indicators (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.055% fail on Hazard warning (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (41% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.014% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.014% fail on Cable
    • 0.46% fail on Rigid brake pipes (28 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer (23 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance (23 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.041% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.082% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (22 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (30 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Coil spring (63% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.12% fail on Axles (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Swivel joints/housing (163 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Axle
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes (36 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.041% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.041% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other components (81 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.79% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (20 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end (73 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Other components (66 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Steering linkage (64 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Steering component (72 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.014% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.082% fail on Power steering (17 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Other components (40 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Rams
    • 0.041% fail on Steering coupling (45 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Universal joint (56 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Steering box (81 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play
      • 0.014% fail on Steering box
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Prop shaft (40 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.027% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on System (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Passenger's seat (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.068% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Panel (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.014% fail on Other body component
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
    • 0.014% fail on Chassis
      • 0.014% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.014% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Loading door
  • 0.36% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.055% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.041% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.027% fail on Seat belt installation check (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Belt(s)/padding (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.027% fail on Road Wheels (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Attachment
  • 0.014% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer

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