View Full Version : MOT: cracked wing mirror = fail?

23-06-2006, 17:55
GF's 306 has a crack in the drivers side wing mirror, doesn't abstruct the view, but does anyone know if this is a fail or not for an MOT?

23-06-2006, 18:00
no its not

23-06-2006, 18:39
yes it is, we get people in work all the time buying them for the MOT

cracked number plate is aswell

23-06-2006, 19:00
mine passed with a cracked wing mirror

23-06-2006, 19:09
I think it matters on which side its on - drivers side has to be good condition, passenger side doesnt even have to have one on IIRC.

23-06-2006, 19:13
you only need one external mirror, regardless of which side it is

23-06-2006, 20:57
you need two mirrors. so if no internal mirror both external mirrors are needed

24-06-2006, 03:24

didnt wanna cause an arguement !

Well the car has 3 mirrors, interior, drivers wing and passenger wing... the cracks on the drivers wing aren't so much as cracks, but more like where the glass has bent/snapped over, but the foil mirror stuff under the glass is intact and u can still see it where it bends.

if u get wot i mean? :)

So u lot think i'll be ok then? Rich u an mot tester? hehe u seemed quite confident with your answer :)

24-06-2006, 08:13
no mate i'm not but for one reason or another i've ended up with craked morrors and still passed mot :? best go buy one, keep the reciept and if they say it will fail for it stick it on if not take it back and get a refund :wink:

Chris H
24-06-2006, 09:08
cracked plates and mirrors are not a fail.

Platesd will fail if the lettering is obstructed which most cracks or big stone chips tend to do.

Wing mirrors can only fail if a member of the pulblic could get caught on it.

24-06-2006, 09:22
mine passed with a big crack on the front plate, both bits were still there though, think it was under the letters