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Land Rover Defender 110 MOT Results

60.5% pass rate
from 1,979 tests in 2017
(36% 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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Fog lamp (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.051% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 0.76% fail on Battery
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical wiring (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel joints/housing (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on King pins
      • 0.051% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.051% fail on Stub axle
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Radius arms (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.81% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.81% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Panhard rods (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.10% fail on Shackle
      • 0.10% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.051% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.051% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.35% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.20% fail on Location
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.051% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.051% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Components (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.10% fail on Servos
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.051% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Steering (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Free play (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.20% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Intermediate drop arm (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.10% fail on Lock stop (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive system (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering control
      • 0.35% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.051% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.25% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on System (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers front (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seats (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Drivers
    • 0.25% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.051% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
    • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.81% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.051% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.4% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment