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    MOT changes 2012 - Chips and DPFs, response from VOSA

    I emailed VOSA to get a definitive response over the rumours, and also statement on their website, about checking for chips, remaps and DPF deletes. Resonse below:


    "There will be quite a few changes to the MOT test next year but checking the mapping or "chipping" of ECUs is not included. A visual check to see if the emission control equipment has been modified is included in Directive 2010/48/EU but has not been considered a valid inspection as most are hidden under covers or behind trim etc and it is not always obvious that they have been modified (e.g electronically)..

    I do not know of any future intention to include it but that is not to say that it will not happen at some time in the future.

    I hope this information has assisted you with your enquiry, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us again. "

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    Vosa came to my work yesterday to tell me Of all the changes and the gave us a leaflet and they said we will know all the changes by october, but yes hids with no levellers or washers, insecure battery, chips , airbag lights. All failures
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    Quote Originally Posted by asasprey View Post
    Vosa came to my work yesterday to tell me Of all the changes and the gave us a leaflet and they said we will know all the changes by october, but yes hids with no levellers or washers, insecure battery, chips , airbag lights. All failures
    I printed off the updates off of the VOSA site - wait for the "but it passed last year" speech LOL
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    Chips? How's that a failure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Chips? How's that a failure?
    "There will be quite a few changes to the MOT test next year but checking the mapping or "chipping" of ECUs is not included."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Chips? How's that a failure?
    chips in car are great danger



    they can go under brake and cause accident or make your leg slip on acceleration pedal and result in breaking speed limit

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    Chips come under the new obesity regulations concerning fat people and small cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Chips come under the new obesity regulations concerning fat people and small cars.

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    hats off, that is funny

 

 

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