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January 15, 2019 at 10:04 am #169463Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
The DVSA has outlined plans to update the MOT Testing Service to reduce the number of vehicles registered incorrectly during the MOT. The agency has also issued advice to put the record straight on malfunction indicator lamp failures for vehicles that have passed the tail pipe emissions test.
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[See the full post at: DVSA to change MOT vehicle registration and puts record straight on emissions and MIL]January 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm #169478Peter MilesGuest
But part of the test is to check the VIN number. An illegible or missing one is a fail so how does getting the number from the cars own system help with that?
Also what if the car has had a second hand ECU fitted with the old VIN not updated? You’re going to get the wrong number!January 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm #169480Dee coolsGuest
Who is paying for the odb adaptor and software
Is it WiFi or hard wired ??
What about liability if your existing equipment has an unknown viruses and corrupts the ecu
How soon will there be colne units out there to fool your test thoughJanuary 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm #169481DavidGuest
Reads like another idea coming to market not very well thought out!January 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm #169482Ken AshtonGuest
Readings at 2500 rpm and tick-over sound pretty close to “real world driving” to me.A sharp change of throttle can put emissions outside limits anyway . “Reasonable” to fail ? Is it pass or fail ?January 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm #169483Andrew PywellGuest
Some manufacturers have programmed the MIL light to stay on even though the fault has cleared
to encourage owners to visit there local dealer, so the light could be on with no fault present.January 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm #169487Steve JGuest
on some vehicles the Engine Management Light illuminates to inform the owner / driver that the vehicle is due an oil change or service, surely we should not be failing them because of this. if we do and the owner is switch on in the legal dept this would end up in a court of law im sure.January 15, 2019 at 6:02 pm #169488PaulGuest
Sorry but interested to know what cars put on the engine light for a service ???
Some cars do it the other way round and say service for engine faults and some cars illuminate the engine light if fuel is diluted but normally because the emission control system isn’t working correctly.
Also I’d love to know what cars have the engine light on but no faults 😂😂 only ever seen that once were the vehicle had been remapped.
My guess is your only looking at the obd system ?
Also if we fail something correctly as per the rules then law suits aren’t our problem it’s a matter for the DvsaJanuary 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm #169503LeeGuest
Do they have any mechanically qualified people in their department. I fear they don’t.January 17, 2019 at 11:19 am #169507Steve JGuest
Paul, to answer youre question about mil lights on for oil change / service , its happens on Corsa Diesels and some Mondeo DieselsJanuary 17, 2019 at 11:24 am #169509Steve JGuest
And Paul additionally to youre previous comment about the law suit being DVSA problem, i would ask you to consider whether you would want to be dragged into court to give evidence and version of events if you failed the vehicle in question for displaying a Mil light.January 31, 2019 at 11:54 am #170110Tim HubbardGuest
I think if the car goes through the emissions test however a MIL is on you should not assume they are wrong it must be black or white.January 31, 2019 at 5:36 pm #170153S OneillGuest
600 fraudulent mots carried out at my garage by someone I trusted I’ve lost my license and income no prosecution by vosa to the offender as I’m responsible for the tester.I accept responsibility for the tester but when he knocks them out in the pub for gain why should I be held responsible the system is to easy to defraud