Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
56.7% pass rate
from 554 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.36% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.90% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.72% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.54% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.54% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.18% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.18% fail on Servos
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Towbar (36 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (40 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on System (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prop shafts (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.54% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
        • 0.18% fail on Catch
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
  • 14% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drag link end (23 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
        • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.72% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.72% fail on Steering box (31 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Steering box (59 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering coupling (20 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.18% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
  • 12% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Swivel joints/housing (47 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.18% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.90% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Transmission oil leaks (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (66% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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