Partial Examination. Partial fee Partial Examination. No fee Retest No No Retested before end of 10th working day
The MOT Testing Guide Authorised Examiners B Issue Date March 2019 25 Note: Only one partial reexamination is permissible per full test. 13. In all other cases, with the exception of paragraph 15, a vehicle having failed an MOT test must have ab full re-examination when presented for retest and a further test fee (up to the maximum allowed for the class) maybe charged. 14. Vehicles in classes A or A that have passed the seat belt installation element of a test but failed in other ways, that are returned to the same VTS for retest must be reexamined as class 4 or 5 respectively. That is, the seat belt installation check should not be repeated or the additional fee for that check charged. In such cases the VT for the original fail must be endorsed to the effect that the seat belt installation check has been passed. 15. Ideally, any reexamination should be carried out by the Tester who completed the original test, but where this is not reasonably practicable any Tester listed at that VTS may carryout the reexamination. 16. If, during the reexamination of a vehicle in any circumstances, it becomes clear that the vehicle does not meet the necessary standard, whether because the original defect has been inadequately repaired or because another defect is present, the vehicle must be failed and a further VT issued. 17. Charges for repair work carried out on the vehicle, with the owner’s prior consent, are made by the garage in the usual way and are not covered by the statutory test fee. 18. If, after the retest only minor defects remain and a VT is issued then there is no further retest option to remove the minor defects. 19. There is no retest for tests that result in only minor defects or advisory items.