Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Tin exhaust shields


Recommended Posts

Not sure if it's been mentioned on here before but I've been told today that the tin exhaust shields that Ford like to fit on their cars have now become part of the MOT test, so if they are missing then it is now an MOT failure !!

I have binned loads of these over the past 30+ years that have come loose and been rattling on the exhaust (my last being only 2 days ago but fortunately the bin-men haven't been yet !!). I was talking to a local garage proprietor this morning who had a Mk 2.5 Focus in for a service which was missing 2 of these shields and he stated that Ford wanted the best part of £150 to replace them....you have been warned guys !!!!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yep, been this way since the 'new' regs came out in 2018!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not sure if it applies to all of them, I was aware it applies to the ones near the fuel tank. On my wife’s Mazda 2 there was one above rear silencer beneath boot floor, that fell off a few years ago, it is hanging on a nail in my garage. Hasn’t been an issue for mot so far. I have not checked mot manual for exact wording. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was only going on what I was told yesterday and the fact that a prominent large local garage had it's MOT licence suspended as a result of passing a vehicle with said heat-shield missing !!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...