Land Rover Discovery MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.5% pass rate
from 3,707 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Discovery is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (98% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Battery (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
      • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Presence (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Swivel joints/housing (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on King pins (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Clearance
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Location
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (88% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints (86% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Panhard rods (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Couplings
      • 0.054% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.054% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.081% fail on General condition
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 10% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers other (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers
    • 0.35% fail on Body security (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.2% fail on Components
        • 5.5% fail on Pipes (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Hoses (56% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.054% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake imbalance (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.027% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.027% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.027% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 1.9% fail on ABS (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (85% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (14% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on System (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.054% fail on Hose
    • 0.76% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.8% fail on Steering (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drag link end (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.027% fail on Steering component
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering damper (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Lock stop (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pipes and hoses (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Drive system
      • 0.027% fail on Rams
    • 0.24% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.081% fail on Steering control
      • 0.027% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.027% fail on Steering column
      • 0.027% fail on Steering shaft
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (51% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (66% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.84% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Hubs
    • 0.027% fail on Condition

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