Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
61.4% pass rate
from 251 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (68% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (99% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (96% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (49% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (49% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (81% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (6.3% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators (69% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Electrical equipment (69% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (54% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (67% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8.0% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake drums (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (200% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (35% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (96% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal (93% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (54% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (47% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (48% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Hinge
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Driver's seat (48% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Passenger's seat (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (54% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
      • 0.40% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.40% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (34% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
    • 0.40% fail on Floor
    • 0.40% fail on Cabs
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Visibility (59% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Washers (79% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Bonnet (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.8% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drag link end (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
        • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.40% fail on Pump
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.40% fail on Steering box
    • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.40% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.40% fail on Universal joint
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (9.9% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Swivel joints/housing (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (17% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (48% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (8.1% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Springs
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.40% fail on Mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (12 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested (32% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (16% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (16% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Requirements (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer

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