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Silly things to fail inspection.
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:40:13 PM »

It says it has M.O.T.  I notice there are no sunvisors on it.  I know it's not usually sunny in the UK (being a pom) but wouldn't you need them for rego.  Only asking as I don't have any for my blue moke as yet.
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No, it isn't a requirement to have them. The only time a sun visor can fail an MOT is if it won't stay in the stowed position and keeps falling down.
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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 04:18:30 PM »
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Thanks Dean, I may not bother with them unless it proves a problem.  It does get sunny here in Tassie now and then!!
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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 04:31:34 PM »
Just to clarify that I'm talking about the UK MOT requirement here, I have no idea what the law is in each state here (although my Moke passed QLD rego without them).
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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 04:35:03 PM »
There are some curious ones in Tassie, for example I heard of someone who failed for torn upholstery. Stuffed if I can see how a minor tear in a seat is a safety issue, but anyway.

edit: I just did a bit of googling. Page 61 of this document lists what they check in Tassie and seat condition is one of the things - as are oil leaks. No mention of sun visors though.

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/85208/Light_Vehicle_AIS_Procedures_Manual_Part1.pdf

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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 08:08:33 PM »
There are some curious ones in Tassie, for example I heard of someone who failed for torn upholstery. Stuffed if I can see how a minor tear in a seat is a safety issue, but anyway.

edit: I just did a bit of googling. Page 61 of this document lists what they check in Tassie and seat condition is one of the things - as are oil leaks. No mention of sun visors though.

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/85208/Light_Vehicle_AIS_Procedures_Manual_Part1.pdf

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So far as I can tell, ADR 11 is the one that relates to sun visors and it (a) only applies to cars built after 1988 and (b) seems more concerned with the safety of their construction than whether you have them or not http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2006L01785/Download

Here in NSW, it is common for people to get knocked back for torn upholstery (well, it's common for people to be asked by inspectors to put seat covers on before they pass them, as even the inspectors generally agree it's ridiculous) but I've never heard of anyone getting knocked back for not having sun visors (mine hasn't got any).


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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 09:18:04 AM »
There are some curious ones in Tassie, for example I heard of someone who failed for torn upholstery. Stuffed if I can see how a minor tear in a seat is a safety issue, but anyway.

My Moke was failed for having an "inadequate horn", which was the original factory item no less - the inspector didn't so much object to the volume, it was more the toot-toot tone of it, apparently. It did eventually pass though with no sun visors (and with torn seats for good measure)

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Re: Silly things to fail inspection.
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 07:33:54 PM »
I believe that it depends on the inspectors attitude,
His knowledge of the particular vehicle.
time of day,
road worthiness
your own attitude all contibute to fail or pass ;)

As I know my moke had many faults that where obvious but I still passed
But I have now also fixed all the faults I knew of.
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