Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.8% pass rate
from 685 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Tell tale
    • 7.0% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Battery
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.6% fail on Component mounting (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on King pins (40 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.15% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.73% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.58% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Torque/reaction arms (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Location
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.29% fail on Universal joint (22 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drag link end (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Steering box (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
        • 0.29% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.15% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (23 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
    • 0.29% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
    • 0.29% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.3% fail on Components
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes (68% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Servos (16 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake operation (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.29% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.15% fail on Components
        • 0.15% fail on Servos
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 0.88% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
    • 0.88% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Towbars (16 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Vehicle structure (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Condition (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (69% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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