Land Rover Discovery MOT Results

Registered in 1996
61.7% pass rate
from 2,274 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Discovery is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (52% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.088% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (49% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.92% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.66% fail on Horn
      • 0.088% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.35% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.088% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.9% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Mounting fixings (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Other body component (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Panel
      • 0.18% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pillar
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on System
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.088% fail on Hose
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Hinge
      • 0.44% fail on Front passenger's door (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Hinge
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Prop shafts (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Flexible couplings (16 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.044% fail on Joints
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Joints (97% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.92% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.75% fail on Cabs (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Steps
    • 0.57% fail on Bumpers (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Floor
    • 0.35% fail on Towbar
      • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.088% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Bracket
    • 0.044% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.044% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (77% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (81% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (83% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Other braking system component (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.44% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.088% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.088% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.88% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle
    • 0.79% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.088% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (54% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (63% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring (66% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.088% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.044% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.044% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.044% fail on Airbags
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.044% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.088% fail on Pump
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering box
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
    • 0.088% fail on Steering play
      • 0.088% fail on Steering box
    • 0.044% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.044% fail on Steering column
    • 0.044% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.044% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.088% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.088% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.088% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.088% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.044% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.088% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.088% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other leaks (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Hubs
  • 0.044% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.044% fail on Speedometer

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