Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
61.4% pass rate
from 821 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.73% fail on Horn
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.49% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.73% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.73% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.49% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Steering linkage components (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drag link end (30 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
        • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box (67 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
    • 0.37% fail on Steering play
      • 0.37% fail on Steering box (42 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Stub axle (45 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.37% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Towbar (43 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Vehicle structure (48 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other towbar components (28 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Prop shaft (19 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catch
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.12% fail on Catch
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.12% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.12% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.12% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.97% fail on Other leaks (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Hubs (107 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer

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