DVSA revises guidance on categorisation MOT of defects

Engine malfunction indicator lamp defects now featured with additional notes for emission control system faults

DVSA revises guidance on categorisation MOT of defects
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The DVSA has updated its guidance on the categorisation of MOT defects.

The guide, which can be found online, outlines actions to take when roadworthiness defects are found during vehicle inspections and aims to promote consistency amongst DVSA and Authorised Constable examiners.

The revisions include the introduction of tyre pressure measurement at the roadside for single fitment tyres.

Engine malfunction indicator lamp defects are now featured in the guidance with additional notes for emission control system faults.

Extra notes for assessing lighting defects and number plates are also included, as well as updates to indirect vision devices and new defects for modified seatbelts.

The revision record, appendix A of the manual, identifies all of the changes.

The DVSA has stated that the guidance must not be treated as an interpretation of the relevant laws, which only the courts can provide.

For further information and to view the complete guide, select the ‘more details’ link.

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