This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org to ask Steve Jones about MoT regulations and warning lights.
Which lights on the dashboard will cause a fail on the MoT? My 2000 Discovery 2 V8 has quite a few that stay on. I’ve asked two MoT testers but both have conflicting views, and I can’t seem to find the definitive rules on the DVLA website.
Stephen Haywood, Par, Cornwall
The criterion is straightforward – any light that indicates a fault in any safety-related area would cause a fail. So a low-fuel light wouldn’t, but lights for ABS, traction control, Hill Descent Control, engine management light or low hydraulic fluid would fail. The tester will turn on the ignition, check that all the lights function then start and see which go off.
This workshop advice appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.