Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
57.1% pass rate
from 336 tests in 2017
(22% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.60% fail on Switch
    • 8.3% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.7% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes (98% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Hoses
        • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.89% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake drums (18 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.1% fail on Front
      • 0.60% fail on Rear
    • 1.2% fail on Panhard rods (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.89% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.60% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 13% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Steering box
        • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.60% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.30% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
        • 0.30% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Other components
      • 0.60% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.60% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering control
      • 0.60% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.60% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering column
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (64% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.30% fail on Load security
      • 0.30% fail on Loading door
  • 7.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on System
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements
  • 3.0% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Towbar
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment

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