Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
60.8% pass rate
from 334 tests in 2020
(23% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.60% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Electrical equipment (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Trailer electrical socket (21 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.30% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Door condition
        • 0.30% fail on Catch
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.30% fail on Catch
      • 0.30% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
    • 0.90% fail on Transmission
      • 0.90% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.90% fail on Joints
    • 0.90% fail on Body
      • 0.90% fail on Other body component
      • 0.30% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.30% fail on Panel
    • 0.90% fail on Seats
      • 0.60% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.60% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.60% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.60% fail on Floor
    • 0.60% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.60% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.90% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.90% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Brake drums (14 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.30% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.90% fail on Lever
    • 0.90% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.90% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.60% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.30% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 12% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drag link end (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
        • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (13 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.60% fail on Operation
      • 0.60% fail on Other components
      • 0.30% fail on Rams
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.1% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.60% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.60% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 0.90% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
  • 0.30% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer

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