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#676644 - 17th Mar 2012 8:37am M.O.T Monday 19th
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Will slow recoiling front seat belts mean a fail on mot ?
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#676645 - 17th Mar 2012 9:00am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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No mate i dont think so

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#676649 - 17th Mar 2012 9:30am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: conan]
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I had a fail for that some years ago. It was owing to hairyness at the edge of the belt. I took a disposable razor and shaved it and it passed.
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#676650 - 17th Mar 2012 9:34am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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No aslong as it's not damaged along it's length, and clips in properly.

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#676656 - 17th Mar 2012 9:52am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
I had a fail for that some years ago. It was owing to hairyness at the edge of the belt. I took a disposable razor and shaved it and it passed.
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#676657 - 17th Mar 2012 9:54am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
No aslong as it's not damaged along it's length, and clips in properly.
What about drivers seat, one side of the back of it has a bad lean to the right of it i think one of the bars in seat back has snapped.
If it will be a fail i will go to scrappy now and get one.
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#676658 - 17th Mar 2012 9:57am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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insecure seat is a Fail smile
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#676661 - 17th Mar 2012 10:04am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: kimpri]
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insecure seat is a Fail smile
Of to scrap yard it is, dam
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#676762 - 17th Mar 2012 5:42pm Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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Insecure seat and a seat which doesn't move is a fail.

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#676936 - 18th Mar 2012 10:29am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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It will if you take it to the Old National Tyres place on Argyle St, amongst a whole host of other things....
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#676951 - 18th Mar 2012 10:57am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: StuyMac]
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On 1 January 2012, new rules were added to the current MOT by the Department for Transport (DfT) to comply with European testing procedures.

It's a pretty substantial list, but there's one which could mean big bills for thousands of drivers. If your car has any illuminated warning lamps, whether it is the airbag, seatbelt, ESP, SRS, ABS or others, it will soon fail the MOT.


It's not all bad News. If your car's MOT runs out before the 31 March 2012 and you have a warning light that needs addressing, the testers will treat it as an 'advisory', i.e. advice on what needs to be done for the next MOT.

However, if your MOT is due after 1 April 2012, you better get your skates on and get the warning light (or other faults in the list below) fixed, otherwise you'll receive the dreaded fail sheet.

The AA has kindly published a summary of the new rules. If you think your car needs attention on any of the points below but still has a long MOT left, we recommend getting it seen to sooner rather than later.

The main changes from 2012

Electronic parking brake

Electronic parking brake controls are now included and must be present and not inappropriately repaired or modified - repair obviously likely to adversely affect the roadworthiness of the vehicle or modification that has seriously weakened the component.

(The 'inappropriately repaired or modified' check is to be applied to a wide range of systems and components throughout the vehicle.)

The car will fail if an Electronic Parking Brake warning lamp is illuminated to indicate a malfunction.

Electronic Stability Control

Checks of anti-lock brakes will be extended to include Electronic Stability Control if fitted. The tester will check for the presence and correct operation of the ESC malfunction warning light together with looking for obviously missing, excessively damaged or inappropriately repaired or modified components and electrical wiring, as well as an ESC switch missing, insecure or faulty.

Warning lights

As well as electronic parking brake and electronic stability control warning lights (where fitted) the MOT test will also include checks for the correct function of the following, where fitted;

Headlight main beam warning light
Electronic power steering warning light
Brake fluid level warning light
Tyre pressure monitoring system warning light
Airbag warning light
Seat belt pre-tensioner warning light
Steering & suspension

The new test includes a check on the presence and correct function of the steering lock where fitted as standard.

Missing, or split/damaged dust covers on steering and suspension ball-joints will result in failure if they will allow dirt to enter the joint.

Power steering fluid level must be above the minimum level indicated on the reservoir.

Lighting

Products on the lens or light source that obviously reduce the light's intensity or change its colour will become a reason for failure applies to front/rear position lamps, registration plate lamps, stop lamps, rear fog and direction indicators,

Headlight requirements are updated to take account of the particular characteristics of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.

HID headlights can cause dazzle if they are dirty or aimed too high so car manufacturers must fit headlamp cleaning and levelling systems. A car will fail if a mandatory headlamp cleaning or levelling system is missing, doesn't work or is obviously defective.

Vehicles fitted with aftermarket HID systems must also be fitted with properly working washer and levelling systems.

If a headlamp bulb is not seated correctly the resulting beam pattern will be indistinct and this will result in a test fail.

Electrical wiring and battery

An insecure battery will be a reason for failure as will a battery that is leaking electrolyte.

Visible wiring that is insecure, inadequately supported or likely to cause a short will also result in a failure as will wires bared by damaged insulation.

Trailer/caravan electrical socket

There will be a basic security/damage check of 7-pin sockets,

13-pin sockets will be subject to a full electrical connectivity check and incorrectly connected or inoperative circuits will result in failure.

Tyres

Tyre pressure monitoring systems fitted to vehicles first registered after 1 January 2012 must be working correctly and not indicating a malfunction.

Supplementary restraints

The vehicle will fail the test if any airbag fitted as original equipment is obviously missing or defective.

A seatbelt pre-tensioner fitted as original equipment but missing or that has obviously deployed will be a reason for failure.

Seatbelt load limiters that are missing where fitted as standard or folding webbing type limiters that have obviously deployed are also reasons for failure.

The vehicle will also fail if an SRS malfunction light is missing, not working or indicating a fault.

Speedometer

The car will fail if a speedometer is not fitted, is incomplete, inoperative, has a dial glass broken/missing or cannot be illuminated.

Seats

It must be possible to secure the driver's seat fore and aft adjustment mechanism in two or three different positions. On electric seats the motors must move the seat fore and aft.

Doors

A rear door that cannot be opened from the outside using the relevant control is a new reason for failure.

Doors must be easy to open and close hinges, catches and pillars will be inspected.

Towbars

Inappropriate repair or modification to the towbar assembly will be a reason for failure if judged likely to affect the roadworthiness of the vehicle/trailer.

Exhaust

A catalytic convertor fitted as original equipment but missing will be a reason for failure.

Fuel system

Damaged or chafed fuel pipes will result in failure.
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#677201 - 19th Mar 2012 9:05am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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It passed first time no advisories
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#677227 - 19th Mar 2012 9:49am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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Congrats Willo,
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#677242 - 19th Mar 2012 10:21am Re: M.O.T Monday 19th [Re: Clive]
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