Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

Registered in 1983
59.8% pass rate
from 438 tests in 2020
(42% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (52% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (56% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 1983 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.91% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.46% fail on Brake linings (9 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake drums (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.91% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.68% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.46% fail on Servos
      • 0.46% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.46% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.46% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Visibility (58% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Leaf springs (11 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Leaf spring (10 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on King pins
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission
      • 0.91% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.23% fail on Hinge
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.46% fail on Other body component
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar
      • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (80% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage (14 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Steering component
      • 0.46% fail on Intermediate drop arm (9 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.23% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering play
      • 0.46% fail on Steering box
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pump
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (130% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.91% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.91% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer

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