Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
61.9% pass rate
from 341 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.59% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.59% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure (10 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on System
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Catch (43 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition
      • 0.59% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition
        • 0.29% fail on Catch
    • 0.88% fail on Transmission
      • 0.88% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
        • 0.29% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.88% fail on Body
      • 0.59% fail on Other body component
      • 0.29% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.88% fail on Floor
    • 0.59% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Intermediate drop arm (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage (10 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.29% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.29% fail on Components
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (10 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.59% fail on Operation
      • 0.59% fail on Other components
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.29% fail on Steering shaft
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension rods (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.88% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Axle
      • 0.29% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.29% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.59% fail on Other braking system component (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.59% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.88% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.59% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.29% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.29% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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