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MOT test failure notice: samples

Samples of MOT test failure notices that can be given to you when your vehicle fails the test.

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Refusal of an MOT test certificate: current design

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Refusal of an MOT test certificate: old design

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Contingency refusal of an MOT test certificate: current design

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Contingency refusal of an MOT test certificate: old design

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You get a certificate if your vehicle fails an MOT. These samples show what it can look like.

If the MOT computer system isn’t working, the MOT tester will fill in a ‘contingency’ certificate.

You’ll get a different certificate if your vehicle passes its MOT.

Changes to the design of certificates

The design of the MOT certificate has changed. This is because defects started to be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.

Published 21 July 2017
Last updated 20 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the page following the introduction of changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018.
  2. Added samples of the new design of MOT certificates because defects will be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.
  3. First published.