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Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

65.9% pass rate
from 724 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 109 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.69% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.41% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.69% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.83% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.97% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.97% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.28% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.14% fail on Brake linings
        • 0.14% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.41% fail on Servos (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.69% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.55% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.41% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.28% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
      • 0.55% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.41% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.97% fail on Seats
      • 0.83% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.55% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Bracket (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.41% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Body condition
      • 0.14% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 12% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Leaf springs (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Leaf spring (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Axle (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.41% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.97% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.41% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.41% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.14% fail on Steering component
        • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.83% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
    • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
    • 0.14% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.14% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Requirements
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.28% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.28% fail on Speedometer