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Hi ,I'm due an mot and am wondering,

if this fault has been included in the mot test yet?

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Airbag light was not an not failure last year, (or so I read on here)
Only advisory but it is due or is already implemented..
That's what I'm trying to find out,:thumb:
 

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Airbag light was not an not failure last year, (or so I read on here)
Only advisory but it is due or is already implemented..
That's what I'm trying to find out,:thumb:
I work in a garage, the Airbag light was implemented as a fail last year, it has now been scrapped again.
( Info is directly from a registered MOT station)

I have put 2 cars through with airbag lights on in the past few months and both passed with advisories.

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This what to expect when its out by law

Electronic parking brake

Electronic parking brake controls are now included and must be present and not inappropriately repaired or modified - repair obviously likely to adversely affect the roadworthiness of the vehicle or modification that has seriously weakened the component.

(The 'inappropriately repaired or modified' check is to be applied to a wide range of systems and components throughout the vehicle.)

The car will fail if an Electronic Parking Brake warning lamp is illuminated to indicate a malfunction.

Electronic Stability Control

Checks of anti-lock brakes will be extended to include Electronic Stability Control if fitted. The tester will check for the presence and correct operation of the ESC malfunction warning light together with looking for obviously missing, excessively damaged or inappropriately repaired or modified components and electrical wiring, as well as an ESC switch missing, insecure or faulty.

Warning lights

As well as electronic parking brake and electronic stability control warning lights (where fitted) the MOT test will also include checks for the correct function of the following, where fitted;

Headlight main beam warning light
Electronic power steering warning light
Brake fluid level warning light
Tyre pressure monitoring system warning light
Airbag warning light
Seat belt pre-tensioner warning light
Steering & suspension

The new test includes a check on the presence and correct function of the steering lock where fitted as standard.

Missing, or split/damaged dust covers on steering and suspension ball-joints will result in failure if they will allow dirt to enter the joint.

Power steering fluid level must be above the minimum level indicated on the reservoir.

Lighting

Products on the lens or light source that obviously reduce the light's intensity or change its colour will become a reason for failure – applies to front/rear position lamps, registration plate lamps, stop lamps, rear fog and direction indicators,

Headlight requirements are updated to take account of the particular characteristics of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.

HID headlights can cause dazzle if they are dirty or aimed too high so car manufacturers must fit headlamp cleaning and levelling systems. A car will fail if a mandatory headlamp cleaning or levelling system is missing, doesn't work or is obviously defective.

Vehicles fitted with aftermarket HID systems must also be fitted with properly working washer and levelling systems.

If a headlamp bulb is not seated correctly the resulting beam pattern will be indistinct and this will result in a test fail.

Electrical wiring and battery

An insecure battery will be a reason for failure as will a battery that is leaking electrolyte.

Visible wiring that is insecure, inadequately supported or likely to cause a short will also result in a failure as will wires bared by damaged insulation.

Trailer/caravan electrical socket

There will be a basic security/damage check of 7-pin sockets,

13-pin sockets will be subject to a full electrical connectivity check and incorrectly connected or inoperative circuits will result in failure.

Tyres

Tyre pressure monitoring systems fitted to vehicles first registered after 1 January 2012 must be working correctly and not indicating a malfunction.

Supplementary restraints

The vehicle will fail the test if any airbag fitted as original equipment is obviously missing or defective.

A seatbelt pre-tensioner fitted as original equipment but missing or that has obviously deployed will be a reason for failure.

Seatbelt load limiters that are missing where fitted as standard or folding webbing type limiters that have obviously deployed are also reasons for failure.

The vehicle will also fail if an SRS malfunction light is missing, not working or indicating a fault.

Speedometer

The car will fail if a speedometer is not fitted, is incomplete, inoperative, has a dial glass broken/missing or cannot be illuminated.

Seats

It must be possible to secure the driver's seat fore and aft adjustment mechanism in two or three different positions. On electric seats the motors must move the seat fore and aft.

Doors

A rear door that cannot be opened from the outside using the relevant control is a new reason for failure.

Doors must be easy to open and close – hinges, catches and pillars will be inspected.

Towbars

Inappropriate repair or modification to the towbar assembly will be a reason for failure if judged likely to affect the roadworthiness of the vehicle/trailer.

Exhaust

A catalytic convertor fitted as original equipment but missing will be a reason for failure.

Fuel system

Damaged or chafed fuel pipes will result in failure.
 
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Back in October its possible it was a fail

They've now changed it back to advisory for the time being, and I would imagine it will probably stay like that because its a ridiculous rule!

I'm about to put mine through this weekend with airbag light on and every garage I've asked have said its ok :thumb:
 

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ridiculous ? well if light is on it due to what ever fault, i would rather it be sorted than leave it knowing my kids travel in car with me if it was passenger airbag. it could stop serious injury if its working properly. isn't that what they are there for ?
other people probably have different views but that's my view on it:thumb:
 
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ridiculous ? well if light is on it due to what ever fault, i would rather it be sorted than leave it knowing my kids travel in car with me if it was passenger airbag. it could stop serious injury if its working properly. isn't that what they are there for ?
other people probably have different views but that's my view on it:thumb:
I appreciate that, but my point of view is different..

My car was bought as a write off and fixed by myself, in the crash the pretensioners fired which is permanently recorded by the car (planet cant remove this)

Everything has been replaced, but in order to remove the airbag light i have to send my airbag ecu off to get the crash data removed, so effectively covering up the history of my car to make it legal again (if the airbag light was a fail that is)

There isnt actually any fault with my airbag system at all!

Plus... the MOT test is primarily to make sure your car posseses no danger to road users, the airbag system is a supplementary system to protect the driver

Sorry for the rant, its just a huge can of worms the way they do things sometimes! :p
 

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no problem mate did you get the fault read to what came up ? when i had zafira checked it was connection under seat that made light come on and an abs sensor was intermittent
I had a key get stuck in the ignition.
So i ended getting a steering rack with ignition and key.
Fitted that, but have ended up with the airbag fault along the way,
presumably i've snapped the ribbon in the com2000.:eek:
Im on the lookout for a reasonably priced one on ebay,
But for now MOT is due ,needs must..
thanks again
 
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