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    • rizzeler
    • By rizzeler 9th Mar 18, 7:20 PM
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    DVSA and MOT retest
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    • 9th Mar 18, 7:20 PM
    DVSA and MOT retest 9th Mar 18 at 7:20 PM
    Hi,

    If and MOT passed when it should not have in your view or another mechanic you can appeal to the DVSA.

    However how does it fully work?

    They say you MAY or MAY not have to pay, so which is it?

    If they do a retest where is it done?

    If they find in your favour what happens?

    Will they pay for the retest, will they pay for repairs that should have been done?

    if anything is broken which shouldnt have passed the MOT where does that leave you would you still have to pay for the repair work?
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 9th Mar 18, 8:26 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 8:26 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 8:26 PM
    Dunno, but I'd bet not many people appeal a pass.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
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    • #3
    • 9th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
    • #3
    • 9th Mar 18, 8:59 PM
    Hi,

    If and MOT passed when it should not have in your view or another mechanic you can appeal to the DVSA.

    However how does it fully work?

    They say you MAY or MAY not have to pay, so which is it?

    If they do a retest where is it done?

    If they find in your favour what happens?

    Will they pay for the retest, will they pay for repairs that should have been done?

    if anything is broken which shouldnt have passed the MOT where does that leave you would you still have to pay for the repair work?
    Originally posted by rizzeler

    We don't know where it will be done because we don't know where you live.

    If the retest fails your vehicle then you may have to trailer your unroadworthy vehicle home.
    Any bills to repair any failures are 100% down to you.

    If you think it should have failed in an item then get that item fixed.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 9th Mar 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 9:02 PM
    It will be tested by them for free. You can though only appeal within 1 month or 3 month for corrosion.

    They may take action against the mot station if they've messed up tests.

    As for repairs that's down to you still. Nobody else will pay for it... unless you bought it from a dealer with a fresh mot in which case you may have a case against the dealer.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 10th Mar 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 4:42 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 4:42 PM
    Hi,

    If and MOT passed when it should not have in your view or another mechanic you can appeal to the DVSA.

    However how does it fully work?
    Originally posted by rizzeler
    You contact VOSA, they will inspect the vehicle.
    They say you MAY or MAY not have to pay, so which is it?
    If they agree with the MOT tester's decision then you'll pay, if they don't you won't. So if the MOT tester passed it, you complained because it should have failed and it did fail you'd not pay. If it passed you'd pay.
    If they do a retest where is it done?
    Usually your local VOSA vehicle examination station, usually where HGV MOTs are done.
    If they find in your favour what happens?
    If it fails the MOT then you have an unroadworthy vehicle you can't drive on the road other than back to your house or a place of repair unless they deem it dangerous at which point they'll issue an immediate prohibition notice and the only way its going anywhere is on the back of a recovery truck which you'll be paying for. They'll deal with the MOT station and take whatever action they feel is appropriate which can be anything from verbal advice or retraining to revocation of their test license depending on their history with VOSA.
    Will they pay for the retest, will they pay for repairs that should have been done?
    No.
    if anything is broken which shouldnt have passed the MOT where does that leave you would you still have to pay for the repair work?
    Yes.
    Last edited by Tarambor; 10-03-2018 at 4:44 PM.
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 10th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
    On an inverted appeal (appeal against pass) you don't pay regardless of the result. It's done that way so people aren't discouraged from reporting a problem with testing standards.

    eta: Also, a fail on an inverted appeal doesn't invalidate the (wrongly issued) pass. So if they do fail it you just get the repairs done and carry on with no need for another test.

    The only exception to that is if there's something so bad that they issue a prohibition - in that case you need to get whatever inspection they state to have the prohibition lifted. That can range from a a simple confirmation of the repair to a full test if the car's a total shed.
    Last edited by Joe Horner; 10-03-2018 at 7:08 PM.
    • Hermione Granger
    • By Hermione Granger 10th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
    You contact VOSA, they will inspect the vehicle.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    VOSA haven't existed for almost 4 years.
    It would be the Driver and vehicle standards agency that they have to contact.
    • Noree
    • By Noree 10th Mar 18, 9:39 PM
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    • #8
    • 10th Mar 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 9:39 PM
    What Joe Horner said.

    And also, it may be checked at a neutral venue at another garage, as opposed to a DVSA heavy commercial MOT centre.
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