Car MOT Manual 2012 onwards
Body, Structure and General Items - 6.4 Load Security Spare Wheel and Carrier
Temporary fixings such as rope, cable ties etc. are not acceptable.
1. Check that any bootlid, tailgate, loading door, access panel, hinged tailboard or dropside is or can be secured in the closed position.
Spare Wheel and Carrier
2. Check that any externally fitted spare wheel and/or carrier is securely attached to the vehicle.
2. An externally fitted spare wheel or carrier insecure to the extent that it is likely to fall off.