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Land Rover Defender 130 MOT Results

62.3% pass rate
from 61 tests in 2020
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 130 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 3.3% fail on Hazard warning (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.3% fail on Chassis
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 3.3% fail on Transmission
      • 3.3% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Prop shaft
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
    • 3.3% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.6% fail on Catch
      • 1.6% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.6% fail on Hinge
    • 3.3% fail on Seats
      • 3.3% fail on Driver's seat (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Towbar
      • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 3.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (28 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 6.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 3.3% fail on Pedal (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.6% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 1.6% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.6% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
  • 11% fail on Steering (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box
    • 1.6% fail on Steering coupling
      • 1.6% fail on Universal joint
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Driver's view
    • 1.6% fail on Bonnet
    • 1.6% fail on View to rear
      • 1.6% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.6% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.6% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth