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    MOT and reflectors

    Simple one... Will the car pass an mot with no rear reflectors?
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    As this is a open forum the answer has to be no.


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    As a former mechanic in a MOT station. NO
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    Failed a hideous Fiat Multipla last year as a rear reflector was missing.
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    All I can say is that my Sumo had no rear reflectors for 20 years before I fitted some.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernowcobra78 View Post
    Failed a hideous Fiat Multipla last year as a rear reflector was missing.
    They should be failed on looks alone
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    every production car must have them fitted. so that if broken down with no lights or stopped, its the minimum a car can been seen by the road side. hence rear reflectors.
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    i toyed with removing side repeaters. Then found its a very grey area with an insurance company if a claim is involved in an accident. As no side repeaters is an MOT no no. If you are proved by the third party they didnt see you indicating from the side, hence why side repeaters were fitted (yes i know only after 1995 registered cars) an insurance company might not pay out. So if your car is hit in the ass at night with no rear reflectors, think about the potential insurance issue. Long shot for most of us, as mine, like most of you is garaged 50 feet from the nearest road.
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    They might fall off in a accident to the rear which could account for them missing.


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    So could the suspension but I'm not sure that'll be a good excuse in an MOT test either

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