Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
55.9% pass rate
from 598 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (86% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (85% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (85% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rear reflectors (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.33% fail on Battery
    • 0.33% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (61% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Component mounting (79% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel joints/housing (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.84% fail on Location (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.67% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.67% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Torque/reaction arms (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Drag link end (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Steering pivot point (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Free play
        • 0.33% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Intermediate drop arm (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (23 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering coupling (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column
    • 0.50% fail on Steering operation (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.33% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.67% fail on Hoses
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake operation (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.33% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.33% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (24 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Vehicle structure (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Access panel
    • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (76% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.8% fail on Towbars (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas

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