Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
68.4% pass rate
from 652 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (1.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (18% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn (4.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (6.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control (8.7% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Lever (1.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Valves
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos
    • 0.15% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10.0% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drag link end (41 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Intermediate drop arm (151 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering arm (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage (37 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Steering gear (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering box (132 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering box (253 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering (9.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (1.6% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Swivel joints/housing (99 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (1.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.77% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (1.8% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on System (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Prop shaft (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Chassis (3.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis condition (4.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.15% fail on Hinge
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar
      • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Other leaks (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements

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