Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
54.4% pass rate
from 355 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps (70% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Direction indicators (94% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Flashing type (94% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual lamps (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (80% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Battery
    • 0.85% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (86% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.5% fail on Front (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel joints/housing (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment (14 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Radius arms (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Torque/reaction arms (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.56% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.56% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.28% fail on Location
    • 0.28% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.7% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.56% fail on Hoses
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Wheel cylinder (13 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal
        • 0.56% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.85% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system (84% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.0% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Steering box (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering box
      • 0.56% fail on Steering damper (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other components
        • 0.56% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.8% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pump (18 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Other components
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.85% fail on Steering control
      • 0.56% fail on Steering column
      • 0.28% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.56% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Drivers
      • 0.56% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.85% fail on Seats
      • 0.85% fail on Passengers
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
    • 0.56% fail on Body security (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on System (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate

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