Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
61.1% pass rate
from 796 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.50% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.75% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (35 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.75% fail on Air and vacuum systems (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Servos (24 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.13% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.13% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 12% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drag link end (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Intermediate drop arm (44 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.13% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.88% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.38% fail on Steering box (31 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Universal joint (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering box
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Axles (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Swivel joints/housing (70 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle
      • 0.13% fail on King pins
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.63% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.63% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on System (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hose (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 1.9% fail on Towbar (34 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (41 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Safety device
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.88% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
        • 0.25% fail on Hinge (40 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catch
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.63% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.50% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
      • 0.13% fail on Body condition
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
    • 0.38% fail on Chassis
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Cabs (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steps
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.13% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.13% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Other leaks (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Transmission oil leaks (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belt installation check (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.13% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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