Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1981
60.8% pass rate
from 342 tests in 2020
(41% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.88% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Visibility (70% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Washers (73% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.88% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.88% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.29% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.58% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.58% fail on Servos
    • 0.58% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.29% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Leaf springs (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Leaf spring (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (12 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.29% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Axles
      • 0.88% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.88% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe
      • 0.58% fail on System
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.88% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.88% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.88% fail on Seats
      • 0.88% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Towbar
      • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Floor
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.88% fail on Intermediate drop arm (9 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.0% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.29% fail on Steering column
  • 2.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.29% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.29% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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