Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
61.0% pass rate
from 802 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.87% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (52 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.25% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 3.2% fail on Drag link end (36 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Other components (39 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage (37 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Steering component (43 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lock stop (139 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering box (75 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering play
      • 0.37% fail on Steering box (73 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Axles (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Swivel joints/housing (92 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on King pins (149 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pipe (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on System (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.4% fail on Towbar (32 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure (44 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Prop shaft (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hinge (53 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.12% fail on Catch
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.62% fail on Body
      • 0.50% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Chassis
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Steps
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.12% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.87% fail on Other leaks (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.12% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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