Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
56.7% pass rate
from 321 tests in 2017
(24% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Fog lamp (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 8.7% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Individual lamps (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.2% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.62% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Lamp (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.93% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Horn
    • 0.93% fail on Battery
    • 0.93% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.62% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.62% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.4% fail on Front (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Location (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.93% fail on Panhard rods (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering system (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.2% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering arm (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.6% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Universal joint (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.31% fail on Steering shaft
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Other components
      • 0.31% fail on Drive system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.4% fail on Components
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.93% fail on Hoses
        • 0.31% fail on Servos
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake drums (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 0.93% fail on Anti-slip (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.93% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.93% fail on Drivers
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.93% fail on Drivers
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.31% fail on Load security
      • 0.31% fail on Access panel
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Hose
      • 0.31% fail on Tank
      • 0.31% fail on System
  • 5.3% fail on Towbars (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate

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