Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
59.9% pass rate
from 748 tests in 2020
(3.6% worse than other 1997 cars)
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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Switch (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (93% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (24% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (8.4% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (14% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (11% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies) (23% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (29% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (15% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (0.50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Axle (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (13% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.67% fail on Springs (49% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Coil spring (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other towbar components
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (33% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Belts
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (12% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (10.0% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Tank (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.80% fail on Doors (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door (98% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.80% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Driver's seat (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Body (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.13% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Floor
    • 0.13% fail on Cabs
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drag link end (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Intermediate drop arm (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.94% fail on Steering gear (19% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Steering box (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering play (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering box (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering (6.8% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.13% fail on Steering shaft
  • 11% fail on Brakes (8.8% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (12% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake control (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Other braking system component (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.53% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (8.6% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses (27% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (7.4% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (13% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 0.13% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Condition (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2.7% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates (3.2% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (0.30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (26% worse than other 1997 cars)

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