Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1980
58.4% pass rate
from 322 tests in 2017
(43% worse than other 1980 cars)
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 88 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Individual lamps (200% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.31% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.93% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.31% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Suspension (96% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Leaf springs (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.31% fail on Shackle
        • 0.31% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.62% fail on Anchor bracket (14 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.31% fail on Securing bolts
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel joints/housing (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on King pins
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Components (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.93% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Servos
      • 0.93% fail on Operation
      • 0.93% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake drums (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.31% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.62% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.31% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.31% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.31% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on System
  • 7.1% fail on Steering
    • 5.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Free play
        • 1.2% fail on Steering box (11 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
        • 0.31% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.62% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.31% fail on Steering control
      • 0.31% fail on Steering column
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Pump
  • 5.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.31% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.93% fail on Towbars (8 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment

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