Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1983
57.1% pass rate
from 403 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other 1983 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 88 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (41% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Direction indicators (94% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Flashing type (94% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.50% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.25% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Switch
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Horn
    • 0.99% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake operation (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.74% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Cylinders (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Servos
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Hub components
      • 0.74% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.74% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.25% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Prescribed areas (59% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Spring mounting (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Leaf springs (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Shackle (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Anchor (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.74% fail on Securing bolts (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.25% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.25% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.25% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
      • 0.25% fail on Rear
    • 0.99% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.5% fail on Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.99% fail on System
      • 0.50% fail on Cap
      • 0.25% fail on Tank
      • 0.25% fail on Hose
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.9% fail on Washers
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.74% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.2% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.50% fail on Seats
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
    • 0.25% fail on Speedometer
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.99% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Free play
        • 0.50% fail on Steering box
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Other components
        • 0.50% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.25% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Steering control
      • 0.25% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.25% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Requirements
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Towbars
    • 0.50% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment

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