• The vehicle body must not insecure or displaced so as to constitute a risk of loss of control of the vehicle when driven, or a danger to other road users.
• There must be no dangerous sharp edges or projections caused by
corrosion or damage
A vehicle can fail with respect to corrosion for:
• Excessive corrosion in a 'prescribed area' - within 30 cms of certain
components, e.g. brakes, steering, suspension, seat belt mountings
• Excessive corrosion in a 'prescribed area', but which is likely
to adversely affect the vehicle's brakes or steering.
'Excessive corrosion' can mean a hole or a significantly weakened
Inappropriate repair or modification to the towbar assembly will be
a reason for failure if judged likely to affect the roadworthiness
of the vehicle/trailer.
the overall condition of the bodywork for excess corrosion especially
in load bearing areas such as side sills, chassis, cross members,
and pillars. Any of these points which display corrosion or
thinning of the panels can fail an MOT and will require qualified
Any accident damage can be permissable providing that there are no
sharp edges protruding and that any damage has not affected the structural
integrity of the car.
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