Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1980
62.5% pass rate
from 261 tests in 2020
(51% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (68% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (74% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (76% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators (17% better than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (3.0% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (7.1% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies) (88% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (80% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5.2% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (8 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Other braking system component
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.38% fail on Valves
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (41% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (92% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.38% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (17% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pedal (4.2% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Leaf springs (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Leaf spring (7 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.77% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (52% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (180% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (180% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (92% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
    • 1.1% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Mounting fixings (8 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (83% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Driver's seat (56% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Passenger's seat (100% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Towbar (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Vehicle structure (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Transmission (15% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.38% fail on Joints
    • 0.77% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Pillar
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (9.6% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (5.9% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition (10% better than other 1980 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions (1.4% better than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.38% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (78% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (86% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
        • 0.38% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (20% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box (13 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering box (10 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering column
    • 0.38% fail on Steering shaft
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (28% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.1% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)

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