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VOSA – Annex A items have now been added to the MOT test – Special notice 3-2013

VOSA – The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency have released special notice 3-2013 for the MOT test

This includes many new item now to be included in the MOT test.   The item can be found in the list below:

Annex A: List of New Testable Components

For Class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles
– Headlamp levelling and cleaning devices when fitted for HID or LED headlamps
– Main beam ‘tell-tale’
– Battery (including batteries for electric or hybrid vehicles)
– Electrical wiring and connectors
– Trailer electrical socket security and damage
– Operation of 13-pin trailer electrical sockets using an approved trailer socket tester
– Operation of the steering lock (where fitted) including a malfunction warning in respect of an
electronic steering lock
– Electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp
– Electronic parking brake control and malfunction indicator lamp
– Electronic Stability Control (ESC) components, including the switch (if fitted) and
malfunction warning
– Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated or inoperative
– Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
– SRS components including airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, seat belt load limiters and
SRS malfunction warning lamp
– Engine mountings
– Speedometer
– Indirect vision devices (where they replace obligatory mirrors)


As the special notice was only released today more information is to follow and may be updated.

Toby started work at DG Motor Services in 1996, in this time I have seen a major change in the amount of electrical systems used in today’s modern vehicles. With my electrical and mechanical hobbies helping me stay in touch with today’s modern technologies

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