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Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

59.1% pass rate
from 3,874 tests in 2017
(40% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.077% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% 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)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Horn (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Battery (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Prescribed areas (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on King pins
      • 0.026% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Panhard rods (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.54% fail on Location (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.077% fail on Front drive shafts (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Constant velocity joints (94% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Couplings
    • 0.23% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.13% fail on Shackle
        • 0.052% fail on Anchor
      • 0.052% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
    • 0.052% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.026% fail on General condition
  • 14% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake operation (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Components (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.10% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.67% fail on Leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Operation (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.052% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.026% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Fitment
    • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake control components (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Anti-slip (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.077% fail on Components
        • 0.052% fail on Servos
        • 0.026% fail on Pipes
      • 0.026% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.052% fail on Additional braking devices (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Pivot
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Steering (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Free play (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Steering component (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering damper (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Intermediate drop arm (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pump (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drive system
    • 1.0% fail on Steering control (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
      • 0.052% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.052% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering operation (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.052% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.026% fail on Loading door
    • 0.026% fail on Spare wheel
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Cap (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Installation check
        • 0.052% fail on Anchorage's
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition