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Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

64.4% pass rate
from 3,482 tests in 2020
(29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 88 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies) (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.029% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.086% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.29% fail on Brake linings (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.057% fail on Rod (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Lever (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.52% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.029% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.086% fail on Servos
      • 0.086% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Valves
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Washers (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.029% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.029% fail on Window
    • 0.029% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Leaf springs (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (21 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Leaf spring (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Spring saddle
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on King pins
      • 0.086% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Axle
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.086% fail on Suspension arms (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.057% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Strengthening plate (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.34% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on System (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.057% fail on Hose
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.057% fail on Halfshafts (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.029% fail on Joints
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.086% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Hinge
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.029% fail on Catch
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Towbar
      • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.057% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
      • 0.086% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.057% fail on Panel
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.086% fail on Bracket
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.029% fail on Carrier
    • 0.029% fail on Cabs
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Engine oil leaks (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.83% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Intermediate drop arm (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Other components (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.086% fail on Steering component
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.057% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.029% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.0% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering gear (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering box (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pump
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Rams
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.057% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.057% fail on Steering column
    • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.029% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.086% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.34% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition