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The MoT test is due for a shake up this year with the introduction of new defect and failure categories. From May 2018, cars being assessed by MoT testers will have defects categorised as Dangerous, Major and Minor.

Dangerous and Major defects will lead to an automatic MoT failure, but cars will faults judged to be Minor can still pass the test – although the presence of a minor fault will be noted on the MoT certificate. Advisory notices, which also cause a note to be made on a car’s MoT record, will remain alongside the new categories.

One example of the new criteria, set out in a draft DVSA MoT guide, concerns steering: a steering box leaking oil would get a Minor fault; if the oil is leaking so badly as to be dripping, that would constitute a Major defect, causing the car to fail its MoT.

If the steering wheel itself, meanwhile, was so loose as to be “likely to become detached”, that would constitute a Dangerous failure, and the MoT certificate flag this up to the car’s owner with greater urgency.

Other changes to the MoT test include the addition of a check for reverse lights, while brake discs will be inspected for to check if they are “significantly or obviously warn”, as well as taking in current checks for oil contamination of the disc, as well as how securely they are attached to the wheel hubs.

Read more about it here: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/102431/new-mot-failure-categories-coming-in-may-2018
 

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Hmm not sure I agree with the new categories personally. Advisories are there for those items which need to be flagged, monitored but are not at a stage to cause a fail.

Breaking into three categories seems a bit pointless unless the Dangerous means it's withheld until repaired - or can only leave on a trailer/lowloader.

Allowing a minor fault to pass, to me that seems like it's just opening the door to potential legal action against the tester/garage if it then is found to be the contributing factor in an accident.

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