Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1985
59.9% pass rate
from 675 tests in 2020
(34% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (97% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp (76% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system (65% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pipe
      • 0.59% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
        • 0.15% fail on Bearing housing
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.74% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition
        • 0.15% fail on Pillar
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 0.89% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.15% fail on Pillar
    • 0.44% fail on Cabs
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 1985 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (100% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Other braking system component (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.0% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Valves
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 13% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings (91% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.59% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.2% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Axle (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 0.89% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.15% fail on Steering component
      • 0.30% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.89% fail on Steering play
      • 0.89% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.44% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.44% fail on Universal joint
  • 9.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.89% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 0.30% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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