Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
57.7% pass rate
from 667 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Lamp (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.45% fail on Hoses
      • 0.75% fail on Leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.90% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
        • 0.45% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Components
        • 0.15% fail on Servos
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.2% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (29 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel joints/housing (56 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Stub axle (82 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Component mounting (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.30% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Location
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 11% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 3.3% fail on Drag link end (43 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering box (96 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Intermediate drop arm (154 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Free play
        • 0.30% fail on Steering box (82 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering damper (91 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.30% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Steering pivot point (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Steering component
    • 0.45% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Steering wheel (38 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
    • 0.30% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on System (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.90% fail on Body condition
    • 0.75% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.15% fail on Body security
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Tread depth (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Towbars (33 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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