Ah... Not Good!
Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:32 PM
Reason(s) for refusal to issue Certificate
Nearside Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.2b)
Nearside Rear sill Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Nearside Rear inner arch Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Offside Rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.A.7a) **DANGEROUS**
Nearside Front Lower Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.3)
Parking brake efficiency below requirements (3.7.A.10) **DANGEROUS**
Advisory Notice issued
Nearside Rear Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
Offside Rear Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
Nearside Front Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
Offside Front Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
Front Exhaust has part of the system slightly deteriorated (7.1.1a)
OK... Hardly the pass it got last year...
Is it worth fixing do you think ?
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:53 PM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:36 PM
it might be worth doing but there are still some good one,s around not much money
Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:10 PM
The car is getting fixed up!
The garage gave us a quote of £360 to repair all the fails, and get it re-tested, which is good enough to accept, seeing as another car in the same condition as the Fiesta would be £500.
OK, we are still paying more than the car is worth, but I love the wee Ford too much to let it go. Besides, the corrosion is all on one area, so it isn't like the whole undercarriage is rotting away.
The car will be going in the garage this time next year when my mum decides to either get the Rover 216 on the road, or buy another car.
At least on the positive side, when I drive the car in a few years time, it'll have had some repairs done on it, so I won't be so worried about failing an MOT in the near future.
As for the front exhaust on the advisories, is that most likely a leaking manifold or catalytic converter ?
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