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    confused MOT advisories - What do these mean?

    005 Wheel trims fitted , restricted views

    006 Engine / bay covers / mouldings fitted , restricted views


    Please can somebody advise me what these are. Just got the wifes car back from it's MOT today and am rather unhappy to have these. I did not notice them until I got home though.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    I think the word your looking for Nige is

    " overzealous anally retentive tester "

    Can't see what a tester needs to check under the bonnet or behind a wheel trim to be honest

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    no 6 is that not the plastic guards under the engine?, not on top.

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    the car does not have an undertray though, so it can't be
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Just an MOT tester covering theirself, Nothing to worry about

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    covering themselves for what? Advisories go on the vosa database and a future buyer may ask.. an engine cover is three small bolts.. a wheel trim, well it has alloys so what does that refer to?
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    My car failed its MOT as the brake pads were to worn, when I questioned if they breaking weights were ok they said yes but if they can see the pads are worn then they can now fail it on them. I asked 'so if I had wheel trims on and the view was restriced then you wouldn't have failed it' to which they replied 'yes thats right'. Maybe something to do with this

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    nah, you can see the pads as clear as day through the alloys.. you can also put you hand/fingers through and feel the disks and pads..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Those advisories are inappropriate to the vehicle, as presented
    I would make a formal complaint, especially where the car was fitted with four alloy wheels and no trims on steel wheels

    As for the engine compartment covers and mouldings, that's pathetic
    However, this does appear to be quite common for some Vectra as they have the heavy duty battery compartment and cover
    The tester could argue they are unable to view the terminals as they cannot open the compartment and/or cover

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    The first one is them saying they cant see the brakes so cant say if they are too worn/cracked/dangerous etc but as you had alloys I have no idea whey he has put that.

    The other one is saying that because they cant see the top of the engine etc they cant check for oil leaks that might be a failure.


    The other 'normal' one to get is side skirts/covers fitted in that they cant check the condition of the sills.

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