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Doors



All doors must be able to be opened easily from inside and outside and must latch securely when closed.

Tailgates, bootlids etc.
All these items, including the tailboards and dropsides of trucks must be capable of being secured in the closed position. Both front doors must be capable of being opened from the inside and outside and all doors must latch securely.

A rear door that cannot be opened from the outside using the relevant control is a new reason for failure.

Doors must be easy to open and close hinges, catches and pillars will be inspected.

Bonnet
Bonnet must be able to be opened for inspection of engine bay and wiring looms etc
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SEATS

The driver's and the front passenger's seats must be secure
All seat backs must be securable in the upright position.
It must be possible to secure the driver's seat fore and aft adjustment mechanism in two or three different positions. On electric seats the motors must move the seat fore and aft.

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