MOT test 2019 – Even more cars at risk of instant failure due to proposed new change

The MOT test could change in 2019 which could see instantly more cars instantly fail it.

The rule shake-up could see any car that has an outstanding recall fail the test.

It has been motioned by the Driver and Vehicle safety Agency (DVSA) and the Department for Transport in an attempt to reduce the amount of cars with an outstanding recalls.

Recalls are made against vehicles which have a defect which could potentially be dangerous and affect the safety of the call.

An example of a recall is if there is a fault with the seatbelt which could cause it to unclasp while driving.

Now the DVSA and DfT is looking to change the MOT test rules to accommodate the new rules. Faults can be both minor and major and can affect a large amount or small amount of cars.

One prolific large scale recall was Takata airbag scandal which affected millions of cars across the UK. 

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Takata airbags had the potential to spray shrapnel across the car when triggered as the faulty bags would explode.

Earlier this year Toyota has recalled an additional 1.7 million cars which could potentially be affected by the potentially dangerous issue.

Neil Barlow, DVSA head of vehicle engineering, told Auto Express: “DVSA will work with the Department for Transport to determine how the MOT system can be adjusted to cover outstanding safety recalls in the future.

“It would make logical sense where appropriate for the MOT to be aligned with the safety recalls system.”

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“DVSA has to also ensure that motorists have fair warning of newly added recalls”, added Mr Barlow who states drivers should be given “reasonable time” to get the fault fixed.

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