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    My son was due to take his driving test today in his mums car ( 08 corsa d 1.2sxi). Last night the airbag light came on and would not clear. So when he came to do his test today the examiner asked him what the flashing lights on the dash meant, he told her that the passenger airbag was at fault and could not be reset and that it would be going into the dealers during the week to be sorted. At that point she terminated his test saying that the car was unroadworthy and that it was a health and safety issue, so that was his £62 down the drain. i've since been to the dealer to explain what happened and to book car in to be repaired but I want to know if there will be any chance vx might reimburse him his test fee, car is 1 year old and has 6 month n/q warranty left. I left a message on answerphone today at vx customer services but nobody got back to me as yet. What you all think ??

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    oooo not sounding good lad. I doubt VX would cough up for that

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    I definately think its worth a try thats for sure..hardly your sons fault..i had this when i went for my test in a renault 5 GT turbo look a like lol..usuall renault the speedo started dancing when i got over 20mph lol..the guy said 'just turn round when you can son''..i though YAS i passed..he said we couldnt resume unless i got my instructors car withing the next 20 mins..well i couldnt get him.. so i lost 37.50..

    cant believe its went up tht much.. managed to get another test the folowing week and passed!..

    Got to be something they can do even half?

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    Health and Safety issue, she havin a laugh !!

    So does that mean cars without airbags are unroadworthy...

    I'd get the test center to refund you the money or sue the examiner for costs

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    well it wouldn't pass MOT with airbag light on I think so I guess he wouldn't have a leg to stand on in a lawsuit.

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    we regularly have driving examiners cars appear with a look of panic - for
    • replacement bulbs
    • abs light on
    • airbag light on
    • wipers not working/clearing
    the examiner is quite right if the vehicle HAS the component/part fitted it must be in good working order - he/she has every right to refuse to take the test at the time in question if the vehicle is in their opinion "unroadworthy"

    i dont think you will get anywhere with vx - sorry to say!

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    Had a call from vx customer service today, they said that because the car was in the dealers only 5 weeks ago for the same problem (airbag fault) they have not carried out a satisfactory repair and that any reimbursement should be claimed from them, so i will see what they say when i tke it in on friday,, think i already know what they'll say and the last word is off, ha ha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr4eme View Post
    Had a call from vx customer service today, they said that because the car was in the dealers only 5 weeks ago for the same problem (airbag fault) they have not carried out a satisfactory repair and that any reimbursement should be claimed from them, so i will see what they say when i tke it in on friday,, think i already know what they'll say and the last word is off, ha ha..
    well let them know what vx said.... vx usually have the last word

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    You might be covered on your home insurance or fully comp car, but at £62 it's going to be very near to the policy excess
    Take the loss and rebook

    Rather than use your own car, use a driving school as they can normally resource a replacement car ASAP

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    He's been having weekly lessons with a driving instructor but she has a 2nd home in spain and is over there for the next 4 weeks so car unavailable, i take him out in his mums car and he prefers driving that to the yaris (instructors car) , anyway we just booked again for him on 2nd July unless we can change to a earlier cancelation.

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