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Land Rover Defender 109 MOT Results

66.7% pass rate
from 1,206 tests in 2017
(14% 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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.41% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.33% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
      • 0.083% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.083% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.083% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.83% fail on Lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.50% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake operation (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.083% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.083% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.83% fail on Hoses
        • 0.33% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.083% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.75% fail on Leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Operation (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.83% fail on Pedal
        • 0.75% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.75% fail on Hub components
      • 0.50% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.083% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Components
        • 0.083% fail on Servos
    • 0.083% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Leaf springs (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Anchor bracket (21 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Shackle (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Anchor
        • 0.083% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.50% fail on Securing bolts (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.083% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 0.66% fail on Rear
    • 0.66% fail on Axles
      • 0.50% fail on Swivel joints/housing (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on King pins
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Couplings (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.083% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.083% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension joints (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.083% fail on Location
    • 0.083% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Cap
      • 0.25% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
    • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Steering component
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering control
      • 0.33% fail on Steering column
      • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.33% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
      • 0.083% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 5.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.66% fail on Drivers
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.083% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.083% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.083% fail on Body security
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.50% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Installation check
        • 0.083% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.083% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
  • 0.41% fail on Towbars
    • 0.33% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.083% fail on Towbar