Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 2016
84.5% pass rate
from 2,139 tests in 2020
(27% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (13 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.75% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.37% fail on Individual direction indicators (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.047% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (38% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.094% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
      • 0.047% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.094% fail on Rigid brake pipes (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 0.84% fail on Tyres (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Suspension
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage (15 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.094% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.094% fail on Springs
      • 0.094% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.094% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.70% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Hose
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.047% fail on System
    • 0.094% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.094% fail on Transmission
      • 0.094% fail on Prop shafts (19 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Prop shaft (92 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Doors
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.047% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.047% fail on Towbar
      • 0.047% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (40 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
        • 0.047% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.094% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Steering box (464 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Steering wheel (24 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Power steering
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
  • 0.51% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.047% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks (41 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.047% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment

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