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Land Rover Defender 88 MOT Results

63.9% pass rate
from 5,826 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.034% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 2.3% fail on Battery (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.60% fail on Lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.82% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical wiring (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake operation (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Gradient hand brake (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Components (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Hoses
        • 0.43% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Cylinders (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Wheel cylinder (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake pads (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake discs (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.017% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.43% fail on Condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Components
        • 0.034% fail on Servos
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Pivot
      • 0.017% fail on Cable
      • 0.017% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.017% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.034% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Component mounting (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Subframe mounting (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Leaf springs (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Shackle (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Anchor (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Other pins and bushes (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Securing bolts (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spring eye (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Spring saddle (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Spring slippers
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Swivel joints/housing (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on King pins
      • 0.069% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front suspension joints (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts (94% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Couplings
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.086% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Suspension arms (97% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on General condition
    • 0.017% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.017% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Washers (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Mirrors (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.086% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on System (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Cap (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.069% fail on Hose
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Steering (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.91% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Free play (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Steering component (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Intermediate drop arm (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.034% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.086% fail on Steering column
      • 0.017% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.017% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.017% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.21% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.034% fail on Drive system
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers
    • 0.31% fail on Speedometer (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body security (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.034% fail on Size/type
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Installation check
        • 0.017% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.81% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Towbar
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Halfshafts