MOT Test of Seats | What is checked

MOT Test of seats

MOT Test of Seats (6)

Driver’s seat

The driver’s seat will be checked for:

  • structure not defective
  • not insecure
  • fore and aft adjustment mechanism works as intended
  • does not move inadvertently
  • backrest can be retained in the upright position

The Tester will not check that the driver’s seat can be secured in all possible positions. For electrically adjusted seats the ‘memory position’ function is not checked.

The following categories apply to defects in this section:

DefectCategory
a. A driver’s seat:
i. with a defective structure
Major
ii. insecure
Dangerous
b. A driver’s seat:
i. fore and aft adjustment mechanism not working as intended
Major
ii. seat moving inadvertently or backrest cannot be retained in the upright position
Dangerous

Passenger’s seats

Folded seats will be lifted to inspect seat belts (unless tools are required). If seats can’t be lifted because of heavy or fragile items on the seat, the Tester may refuse to Test the vehicle.

A passenger seat will only be considered defective if it’s likely to cause injury.

The following categories apply to defects in this section:

DefectCategory
a. A passenger seat:
i. with a defective structure or the backrest cannot be retained in the upright position
Major
ii. insecureDangerous
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