Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1992
62.3% pass rate
from 260 tests in 2020
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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.77% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.38% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.38% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Towbar (15 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Vehicle structure (17 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission
      • 3.1% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Prop shaft
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pipe
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.2% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.77% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.38% fail on Cabs
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.77% fail on Lever
    • 0.77% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.77% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Pump
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.38% fail on Steering box
    • 0.38% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.38% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.38% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.38% fail on Steering play
      • 0.38% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.77% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Condition

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