Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
58.2% pass rate
from 663 tests in 2020
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.60% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Drag link end (18 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Intermediate drop arm (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering coupling (40 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Universal joint (45 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.60% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering box (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering wheel (20 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Towbar (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.90% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
        • 0.30% fail on Hinge (29 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Catch
      • 0.60% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.30% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Swivel joints/housing (29 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Axle (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.75% fail on Springs
      • 0.45% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Mounting
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.30% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt
          • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.15% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Servos (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
    • 0.30% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.30% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.15% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.75% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.90% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Transmission oil leaks (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (61% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Tread depth (75% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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