Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1985
60.4% pass rate
from 623 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 1985 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Fog lamp (69% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.64% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.4% fail on Direction indicators (75% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Flashing type (75% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.80% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.64% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.64% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Hazard warning (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Lamp (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.80% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Battery
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas (48% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Component mounting (60% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Front
      • 0.64% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on King pins
    • 0.96% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.96% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.80% fail on Panhard rods (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.16% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.32% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.16% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.48% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal
        • 0.64% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.16% fail on Pipes
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (170% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Intermediate drop arm (8 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.8% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Pump
    • 0.96% fail on Steering control
      • 0.64% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.64% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.16% fail on Steering column
      • 0.16% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.64% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Fuel system (87% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on System (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cap (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Towbars (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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