Land Rover Defender 90 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.4% pass rate
from 491 tests in 2020
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.61% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.61% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (31 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
  • 9.0% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drag link end (146 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (33 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.41% fail on Steering play (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering box (484 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.41% fail on Brake linings (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.61% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.20% fail on Servos
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.61% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.20% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.81% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.81% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Springs
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.81% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
    • 0.41% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar
      • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition

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