MOT test stations across the country are continuing to report dangerous defects and MOT horrors.
The latest selection sent to the DVSA shows shocking bodges, dangerous repairs and defects as a result of overlooked vehicle maintenance.
One tester submitted a picture of a 2005 Toyota Landcruiser that came in for a ‘quick MOT’ before the owner set off on a trip with his caravan in tow.
The chassis mounting point for his nearside rear trailing arm had completely rotted away and the back axle was floating about.
The owner said it felt, “a little odd on acceleration”.
Thankfully, the caravan holiday was cancelled and the Landcruiser was scrapped.
Serious spring damage
Another tester from Keith’s garage in East Sussex sent in a picture of what remained of an Audi rear spring.
This car’s suspension was badly damaged and needed to be fixed before the car was driven again.
Seat belt bodge
Worrying photos showed a seat belt tied together, offering absolutely no restraint for the person on the seat in the event of an accident.