Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
56.8% pass rate
from 366 tests in 2017
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.55% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Tell tale
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.55% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 0.55% fail on Battery
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.55% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front (200% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Trailing arms (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel joints/housing (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on King pins
    • 1.4% fail on Panhard rods (14 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.82% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Location
    • 0.82% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.55% fail on Universal joint (29 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.27% fail on Servos
      • 1.4% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.55% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake operation (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake drums (29 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.27% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.55% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
        • 0.27% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.9% fail on Steering box (15 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Free play (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Steering pivot point (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.27% fail on Steering damper
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.27% fail on Pump
    • 1.6% fail on Steering operation (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.27% fail on Steering control
      • 0.27% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.27% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Bonnet (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (93% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition (93% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 0.82% fail on Passengers
      • 0.82% fail on Drivers
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Tank
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions (73% better than other 1991 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Towbars (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Towbar (15 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.27% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.55% fail on Requirements
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment

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