Failure categories have now been added to help identify the severity of the fault reported. Failures are rated in a traffic light format with green illustrating a minor fault, amber a major fault and red, a dangerous fault.Dangerous and major faults result in automatic fails. Minor faults may still pass however, they will be listed as advisory notices.
MOT testers now check additional items not previously covered including:
The new MOT test is now stricter on emissions for diesel vehicles with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). A major fault will be give, resulting in an MOT fail if, the DPF has been tampered with or smoke of any colour is emitted from the exhaust.