Land Rover Discovery MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.3% pass rate
from 6,368 tests in 2020
(8.6% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Discovery is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Operation (109 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.016% fail on Bellows
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.094% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Shock absorbers (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame
  • 10% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.79% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic parking brake (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Lever
    • 0.52% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.079% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.079% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.52% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.047% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.031% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.77% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.031% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.016% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.90% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Prop shaft (64 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Bearing housing (159 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Joints
        • 0.063% fail on Flexible couplings (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.094% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Tank
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.016% fail on Body condition
      • 0.016% fail on Panel
    • 0.079% fail on Spare wheel (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Spare wheel condition (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Carrier
    • 0.047% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Cabs (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steps (111 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
      • 0.016% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.016% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.016% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.016% fail on Components
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
    • 0.094% fail on Steering play
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.77% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Condition
  • 0.031% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (33 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steps and stairs (261 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steps (261 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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