Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
62.9% pass rate
from 450 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 1987 cars)
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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.89% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 0.89% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (93% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.0% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Prop shaft
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 0.89% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
        • 0.22% fail on Hinge
      • 0.67% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.44% fail on Floor
    • 0.44% fail on Cabs
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.44% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.22% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 0.89% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.22% fail on Valves
    • 0.44% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.44% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.44% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (97% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Swivel joints/housing (9 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Axle
      • 0.22% fail on King pins
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Springs
      • 0.22% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 9.1% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.8% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Intermediate drop arm (12 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
        • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other components
      • 0.44% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering play
      • 0.67% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (62% better than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.89% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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