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Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

62.5% pass rate
from 3,202 tests in 2020
(39% 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 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.031% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Horn (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies) (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
      • 0.031% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other towbar components
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.62% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.031% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Hose
      • 0.031% fail on System
    • 0.62% fail on Seats (6.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat (1.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat (8.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Floor (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.22% fail on Body (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mounting fixings (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Panel (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance (7.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (7.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Lever (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.094% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Lever (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems (4.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Reservoirs (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Master cylinder (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Valves
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Servos (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (7.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on King pins (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Springs (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (6.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Leaf springs (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.031% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (7.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.62% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension rod (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.062% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.6% fail on Steering (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Steering component
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (9.0% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering wheel (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column (2.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering shaft
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition of glass (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.031% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.87% fail on Spark ignition (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Non catalyst emissions (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other leaks (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (4.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (5.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Condition (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Speedometer (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (10% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Hubs
  • 0.031% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.031% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.031% fail on Steps