Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
55.3% pass rate
from 351 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (78% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.85% fail on Trailer electrical socket (15 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission
      • 3.4% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Prop shaft (11 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.85% fail on Joints
      • 0.28% fail on Halfshafts
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other towbar components
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.85% fail on Door condition
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.57% fail on Hinge (22 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.85% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.57% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.85% fail on Floor
    • 0.85% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Body
      • 0.57% fail on Panel
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
  • 17% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.57% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension rod
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake drums
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.57% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
    • 1.7% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.28% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
  • 12% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.57% fail on Other components
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Rams
    • 1.1% fail on Steering play (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box (12 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering box
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (12 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.28% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.28% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment

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