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Minor MOT faults

A ‘minor’ fault would be considered as one where the problem does not cause an immediate safety risk but should be rectified soon. This is very similar to the existing system whereby an advisory is given to items that the driver should be aware of and may cause a future MOT failure if not addressed. An MOT certificate will still be issued if a vehicle only has minor faults.

Major MOT Faults

A ‘major’ fault is more serious, poses a potential safety risk to drivers and others. It could also be a defect that has a damaging impact on the environment. These faults will result in an MOT failure and the owner will not be issued with an MOT pass certificate until the issues have been rectified. 

Dangerous MOT faults

Meanwhile a fault classed as ‘dangerous’ is one that poses an immediate risk to the safety of the driver and other road users, and as such, the vehicle should not be driven until the fault has been rectified. This will also result in an immediate MOT failure.


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Items to be Tested  
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
Front and Rear Position Lamps, End Outline Marker Lamps, Registration Plate Lamps
Stop Lamps
Rear Fog Lamps
Direction Indicators and Hazard Warning Lamps
Rear Reflectors
Audible Warning (Horn)
Headlamp Aim
Electrical Wiring and Battery
Steering and Suspension
Steering Control
Steering System
Power Steering
Suspension – General
Front Suspension, Wheel Bearings and Drive Shafts
Rear Suspension and Wheel Bearings
Shock Absorbers
Suspension Type Diagrams
Parking Brake Control
Hand Operated Brake Control Valves
Service Brake Control
Anti-Lock Braking and Electronic Stability Control Systems
Mechanical Brake Components
Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices
Brake Performance
Method of Calculating Brake Performance
Example of Manufacturers Plate
Brake Efficiency Table
Tyres and Road Wheels
Road Wheels
Seat Belts & Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)
Seat Belt Requirements
Seat Belt Condition
Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)
Seat Belt Installation Check (Class 4A & 5A only)
Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)
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