Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
57.0% pass rate
from 358 tests in 2020
(33% worse than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Switch (19 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rear reflectors (14 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.28% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front passenger's door (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pillar
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 2.8% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other towbar components
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Body
      • 0.56% fail on Mounting fixings (15 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Floor
  • 17% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.6% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.2% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Axle
      • 0.28% fail on King pins
      • 0.28% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension rods (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (15 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Springs
      • 0.84% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Mounting
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.56% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.28% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.84% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Master cylinder (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 12% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drag link end (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering arm (35 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.28% fail on Steering component
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.28% fail on Lock stop
    • 2.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.84% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering box
    • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Driver's view (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on View to rear
      • 0.56% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (15 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.28% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Fluid leaks (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Requirements
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.28% fail on Speedometer

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