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Land Rover Defender 110 MOT Results

63.9% pass rate
from 1,882 tests in 2020
(32% 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 110 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.053% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.27% fail on Trailer electrical socket (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.96% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.69% fail on Hazard warning (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Switch (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Strengthening plate (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other towbar components (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Towbar condition (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Catch
        • 0.053% fail on Hinge
      • 0.64% fail on Front passenger's door (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Door condition (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Hinge
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.37% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Mounting fixings (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
      • 0.053% fail on Body condition
      • 0.053% fail on Pillar
    • 0.53% fail on Floor (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Cabs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.053% fail on Bracket
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
  • 12% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.90% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.32% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.69% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.053% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.053% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.053% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.053% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.053% fail on Valves
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.053% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.053% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 10% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Swivel joints/housing (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on King pins
      • 0.053% fail on Axle
      • 0.053% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.90% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.16% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.053% fail on Mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.053% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
      • 0.053% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.053% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (38 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 9.5% fail on Steering (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Steering component (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.32% fail on Intermediate drop arm (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.053% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.8% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.85% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.74% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.053% fail on Steering column
    • 0.053% fail on Steering shaft
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.053% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 0.90% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.27% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition