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    • sassy-one
    • By sassy-one 22nd Jul 10, 7:17 PM
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    Yes, if the car was made at new with one fitted it must have it correctly and safely fitted at its MOT to pass, failure to will result in an instant fail and the test will be aborted
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    • Paradigm
    • By Paradigm 22nd Jul 10, 7:37 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:37 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:37 PM
    Yes, if the car was made at new with one fitted it must have it correctly and safely fitted at its MOT to pass, failure to will result in an instant fail and the test will be aborted
    Originally posted by sassy-one
    Will you please stop posting this bull....

    There is no requirement to have a passenger seat fitted, if one is fitted it must conform to MOT standards!
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    • sassy-one
    • By sassy-one 22nd Jul 10, 7:41 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:41 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:41 PM
    Will you please stop posting this bull....

    There is no requirement to have a passenger seat fitted, if one is fitted it must conform to MOT standards!
    Originally posted by Paradigm

    I think you will find that it is in fact an MOT failure.

    I had a car once which failed an MOT as the rear seat had been removed to do a repair, the test station failed it and after looking online it clearly states that it is in fact an MOT failure.

    Get your facts correct
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    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 22nd Jul 10, 7:53 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:53 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 7:53 PM
    Are seats even included in an MOT? Seatbelts, yes but actual seats?
    Ok, if the seat bolts down throught the floor and this point was corroded it could fail due to there being holes in the floor, but for an actual seat?
    • blue_haddock
    • By blue_haddock 22nd Jul 10, 8:01 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:01 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:01 PM
    ignore what sassy one says as it is incorrect.

    you do not have to have a passenger seat to pass an MOT. I know many people with road legal track cars that only have one seat and they have no problem going through the MOT
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    • Paradigm
    • By Paradigm 22nd Jul 10, 8:07 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:07 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:07 PM
    I think you will find that it is in fact an MOT failure.

    I had a car once which failed an MOT as the rear seat had been removed to do a repair, the test station failed it and after looking online it clearly states that it is in fact an MOT failure.
    Originally posted by sassy-one
    No it isn't!
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  • amcluesent
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:13 PM
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    OK, that's clear
    • cajef
    • By cajef 22nd Jul 10, 8:18 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:18 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 10, 8:18 PM
    OK, that's clear
    Originally posted by amcluesent
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  • Sandoval
    Come on then I'm interested now does a car need a passenger seat fitted to pass the MOT!?
    • vaio
    • By vaio 22nd Jul 10, 8:32 PM
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    "No" gets my vote
    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 22nd Jul 10, 8:36 PM
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    http://www.motuk.com/mot_manual/index.asp

    Have a browse.
  • Sandoval
    This is why I love MSE!!

    Two people with polar opposite answers to a question, both believe they are correct, neither willing to back down!
  • mikey72
    As title, I've been house clearing and removed passenger seat to create more space in the car. Does it need to go back for MOT?
    Originally posted by amcluesent
    Phone the garage, speak to the inspector, before you take the car in,if he says you need it, you need it.
  • Sandoval
    Phone the garage, speak to the inspector, before you take the car in,if he says you need it, you need it.
    Originally posted by mikey72
    Fair play that's a ridiculously simple and common sense answer that was staring everyone in the face.
  • HannahIOW
    Just asked my OH (an mot tester), he says it's a bit of a grey area but...

    If for example you remove all but the drivers seat you can take the car for mot and it will be tested as a one seater. If you then reinstall the rest of the seats after passing mot, it makes the mot null and void.
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    • vaio
    • By vaio 22nd Jul 10, 9:01 PM
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    Just asked my OH (an mot tester), he says it's a bit of a grey area but...

    If for example you remove all but the drivers seat you can take the car for mot and it will be tested as a one seater. If you then reinstall the rest of the seats after passing mot, it makes the mot null and void.
    Originally posted by HannahIOW
    That sounds even less likely than a fail for not having a seat.

    There is no mechanism for making an MOT null & void after it's been issued
  • Sandoval
    Just asked my OH (an mot tester), he says it's a bit of a grey area but...

    If for example you remove all but the drivers seat you can take the car for mot and it will be tested as a one seater. If you then reinstall the rest of the seats after passing mot, it makes the mot null and void.
    Originally posted by HannahIOW
    Looks like we have a winner...
    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 22nd Jul 10, 9:05 PM
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    It still doesnt answer the original question.
    Hannah, ask your OH what inspections are done to seats in an MOT. Not seatbelts just seats.
    • vaio
    • By vaio 22nd Jul 10, 9:08 PM
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    It still doesnt answer the original question.
    Hannah, ask your OH what inspections are done to seats in an MOT. Not seatbelts just seats.
    Originally posted by scotsman4th
    From the manual......

    2. The security of the drivers or front passenger's seat is significantly reduced.
    3. A seat back that cannot be secured in the upright position.
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