Land Rover Defender MOT Results

Registered in 1990
53.8% pass rate
from 1,423 tests in 2017
(24% worse than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale (86% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 8.6% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps (68% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (67% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (93% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (61% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
        • 0.14% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.49% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.21% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.4% fail on Horn (91% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Tell tale (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Battery (62% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.0% fail on Component mounting (41% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting (90% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Swivel joints/housing (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on King pins
      • 0.070% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.98% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.98% fail on Panhard rods (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (13 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.77% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.42% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension joints (76% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts (93% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.070% fail on Couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on General condition
    • 0.070% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (54% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Gradient hand brake (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes (45% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.070% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.70% fail on Leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake drums (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.070% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Service brake control components (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pedal (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.070% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.070% fail on Components
        • 0.070% fail on Servos
    • 0.070% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage
    • 0.070% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drag link end (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.35% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering damper (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Intermediate drop arm (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Drive system
    • 0.98% fail on Steering control (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.070% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.070% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.98% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Vehicle structure (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers
    • 0.42% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Load security
      • 0.21% fail on Access panel (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (31% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (51% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (43% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
  • 3.4% fail on Towbars (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
  • 2.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Halfshafts

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