VOSA have caused all this confusion....
In Oct 2011 (SN 7/2011), they said the new components in the test had to be tested from 1/1/12, but to allow testers time to become familiar with the 'new components', any defects on these new items could not be failed, but must be advised ONLY until April 2012.
In November 2011 (SN 9/2011)they clarified that the new testable components would be subject to a 'bedding in period' and that any defects found on the new components would be advisory.
Naturally the trade took this 'bedding in' period to mean April 2012 ie as per earlier SN 7/11 stated.
To compound matters the MoT computer wont allow testers to advise said items, as they dont appear on the VTS database, yet they do appear in the testers Manual as fails.............!
VOSA have remained very quiet on the subject, until SN 2/2012, which mentiond an update to the MoT computer of 9 April 2012. This 'update' however only relates to the testing GUIDE ie policy book on the testing scheme.
Until further notice from VOSA, this 'bedding in' period could go on for months...........
Why oh why haven't VOSA had the courtesy/decency to clarify the situation?
mark_b wrote:Positive, as I got an auto spark to bust the bulb so It didn't light up all the time as it was annoying me when I was driving!
davelowe wrote:Interesting discussion. Thanks, guys, for cooling it off.
I'd also like to know, for the sake of it, where the mileage data is stored. No doubt it will be in the manual somewhere; I doubt it is the display console.
Finally, did you fix the original fault. Air bag lights are known to illuminate for a variety of reasons (under seat connexions for example).
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