Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1981
57.5% pass rate
from 294 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 1981 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 88 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 7.8% fail on Direction indicators (96% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Flashing type (96% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 3.4% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 7.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Tell tale
      • 1.7% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.34% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.1% fail on Battery (120% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.0% fail on Switch
      • 0.34% fail on Lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Rear reflectors (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Brake operation (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.8% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.68% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.68% fail on Servos (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
        • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Hub components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.34% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.68% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Pivot
  • 16% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Leaf springs (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Shackle (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Anchor (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Spring eye (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.34% fail on Securing bolts
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 0.34% fail on Rear
    • 0.34% fail on General condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.34% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.34% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 11% fail on Washers (99% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (130% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Body condition (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers
    • 1.0% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
    • 0.68% fail on Spare wheel (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mountings
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (84% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering system (91% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.0% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Free play
        • 1.0% fail on Steering box (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Intermediate drop arm (13 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.34% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
        • 0.34% fail on Steering component
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.34% fail on Steering control
      • 0.34% fail on Steering column
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Towbars (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)

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