Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
56.4% pass rate
from 443 tests in 2017
(27% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (82% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps (79% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.68% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Tell tale
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (70% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (79% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.45% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (76% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Hazard warning (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lamp
      • 0.90% fail on Switch
      • 0.68% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.90% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Battery
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting (69% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on King pins
      • 0.23% fail on Axle beam
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.45% fail on Location
    • 0.45% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.45% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.5% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.90% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Operation
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.23% fail on Fitment
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
        • 0.45% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.23% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 12% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.5% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering box
      • 0.68% fail on Other components
        • 0.68% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Free play
        • 0.23% fail on Steering box
      • 0.23% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.23% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pump (10 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components
      • 0.68% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.6% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.68% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.23% fail on Steering column
    • 0.45% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Steering operation
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.90% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
    • 0.68% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on System (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Tank
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.90% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate

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