New MOT items to test

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  1. wivvy's dad

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    Can any MOT testers confirm this?

    Autoexpress magazine - quote:
    "Auto Express has learned from the Department for Transport that it will be required under EU law to test electronic stability control systems (ESC – also called ESP) in any car in which it is fitted, regardless of the date of manufacture or whether the system was an optional extra. And the cost to repair ESC can run into thousands of pounds.

    Reader John Wilkinson, from Dunstable, Beds, was given a quote of £1,733 to fix the faulty system on his 2005 Vauxhall Astra.

    If John chose not to fix it, his car would be judged ‘unroadworthy’ next year – even though it would be considered fit for the road had he chosen not to tick the £399 ESC option when he first bought the car.

    And ESC isn’t the only technology that will be checked in MoT tests next year. Airbags, power steering, catalytic converters and factory-fitted tyre pressure monitoring systems will also be checked. You’ll find full details of the changes in next week’s Auto Express, released on 19 October 2011."

    More details released yesterday about what will be checked:

    What's being added to the MoT test (from 1st January 2012)

    Air bags
    Brake fluid warning light
    Catalytic converter
    Condition of all visible wiring
    Condition of battery
    Electronic seat adjustment motor
    Electronic parking brake
    Electronic stability control
    High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps
    Power steering
    Seat belt pre-tensioners
    Trailer/caravan electrical socket
    Tyre pressure monitoring system
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    So who are the villains here ?

    The dick head designers adding more and more and more to cars because they can ?

    The law makers trying to ensure a car is safe ?
     
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    And of course a couple of those items have always been tested ( at least they have where I go ! )
     
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    Well that''s helped me to make one decision. I was already thinking of having the tow-bar taken off the motorhome when it goes in for service in January. Never used it and I would prefer to lose the weight and gain ground clearance (for Scottish ferry ramps).
     
  5. Geo

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    A lot but not all on your list has been spoken about
    We recieved a special notice saying that although there coming in on Jan 1st we are to advise only on them till April then the next day we had another saying hold fire it will only be april if the Dept for Transport ie the govenment agrees to let Vosa hold off till april
    so it might be Jan and it might be april but they are being added:RollEyes:
    Remember its the Dept for transport that make the rules and Vosa enforce whatever they come up with:thumb:
    Geo
    I will get onto the vosa site later and confirm what is coming in for sure
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    How on earth do you "test".......

    Air bags
    Brake fluid warning light
    Catalytic converter

    Condition of battery


    Electronic stability control


    Seat belt pre-tensioners

    Tyre pressure monitoring system
     
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    Sorry for dicking about with your post, Brian.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Apart from the battery bit that was what was puzzling me.

    Can you imagine the queue at the MOT station when the call goes out "Porsche 911 S4 needs the suspension testing".

    I guess that would be ABS, seat belt, tyre pressure, and air bags all in the same glorious test.
     
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  9. Geo

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    Seemples your little ECU tests most of it for us:thumb:

    Air bags -----warning lamp inoperative or fails to extinguish ---Fail:thumb:
    Brake fluid warning light--- Illuminated---Fail:thumb:
    Catalytic converter ---excess Co during gas test ---Fail:thumb:

    Condition of battery--- Now tested for security, never been part of the MoT test, yet thousands have been incorrectly failed for it already in the past:Doh:


    Electronic stability control--- Warning lamp illuminated---Fail:thumb:


    Seat belt pre-tensioners----have been fired off and are retracted---Fail:thumb:

    Tyre pressure monitoring system--- Warning lamp illuminated---Fail:thumb:
    Like I said
    Seeemples:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Reading your post Geo, the tester will be doing MOTs without getting their hands dirty, just look at the dash board.

    Nick
     
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    Well I'm quite happy since we had the MOT today and a full service. Seems the service was long overdue.15,000 miles since the last one. The only problem on the MOT was emissions but a bottle of some kind of fluid (cost £20) was put in the engine and it sorted the problem. Hab check done a few weeks ago so we are all hunky dory. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    I'm going to start a business removing warning bulbs from car instrument panels and removing all ESP, SRS, ABS stickers!!!!:BigGrin:

    This time next year I'll be a millionaire!!!!!
     
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    And ill make a bigger fortune putting em back in, so they pass:thumb:
     
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    Maybe, the health safety 'nazis' who keep adding all these expensive-to-fix gadgets in an effort to make cars safer should just implement their own 'final solution' and remove from cars the thing that causes all the accidents in the first place. -Bad Drivers!!!!!!:Smile:
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek: and the cost will go up ??? :Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    George, you know nobody likes a smart arse!!!
     
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    John I hope you dont think I was born this way
    Like you I have to work at it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    GeoSmart
    Nice name for a car dont you think:thumb:
     
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    Well I managed to bag myself a copy of the 2012 testing manual
    One we are allowed to access to help us prepare for the Jan or April switch over
    The bloody moron who wrote it, has not made any references or guide to the new regs at all.
    Their in there go find:Doh:

    The size of the manual really does prohibit anyone from reading it

    It like being told there are 100 new words in war and peace let me know when you've found em:Doh:
    Cross Eyed Geo
     
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    That's right, Geo. It's hard work, innit?
    GeoSmart....Not a bad name.
     
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    I wonder why ford never made an si model of the Ford Ka :Rofl1:
     
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