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    Does anyone know if brake pipe corrosion is an MOT fail? The reason I ask is a friends car was MOT's 2 weeks ago, today there is brake fluid spewing out of a hole due to corrosion!

    Should this have been a fail or advisory?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Definatly a fail imo.

    The pipe must have been pretty bad at mot time go completely after 2 weeks

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    Exactly my opinion too. She's not a happy bunny!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Fail I would say. But if you went back and moaned they would probably only say It was safe on the day it was checked.

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    As far as we know there wasn't even an advisory issued though Ed
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    I bet they didn,t check it well enough. If they did they should have noticed the corrosion.

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    Firstly do not get it fixed yet

    Then have a read of this

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...Mot/DG_4022113

    There should be no problems with corrosion related problems within the first 3 months so she definatly has a case

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    It has to be fixed John as it's needed for work etc. I'll pass the link on though. Cheers
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    TBH for any appeal to be looked at the car shouldn't really be repaired. As annoying and inconvenient as it is

    Hope she gets it sorted though

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    It would also depend where the hole is and if it was visable when it went for the MOT.

    If it was covered in dirt/mud etc they cant remove anything inc dirt/mud.

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