Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1986
58.8% pass rate
from 848 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 1986 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Fog lamp (57% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.71% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps (62% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.47% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.47% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.24% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Hazard warning (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Switch (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lamp
      • 0.83% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake operation (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.12% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes (77% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.24% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.59% fail on Operation
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 0.94% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (180% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Shock absorbers (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (82% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on King pins
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.94% fail on Panhard rods (6 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.71% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.71% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.35% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.12% fail on General condition
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 10% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Steering system (89% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (91% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering damper (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.35% fail on Other components
        • 0.24% fail on Steering component
        • 0.12% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.24% fail on Free play
        • 0.24% fail on Steering box
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.59% fail on Other components
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.24% fail on Pump
    • 0.83% fail on Steering control
      • 0.47% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.47% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.59% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system (81% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on System (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (170% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers front (180% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Seats
      • 0.71% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
    • 0.35% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
  • 2.6% fail on Towbars (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Towbar
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment

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