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    Question i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    i bought a corsa a while back with a MOT, all thats left of it now is the shell, but i looked up teh MOT history the other day and it said it failed on rust sound teh hand brake aeria and rear spring top bits, but then it was passed not long after at the same garage and i have looked and teres been nothing atall done about it, what should i do ??

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    did you look up on the vosa system or off the paperwork?
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    how long exactly since it was first failed? there is a 3 month limit to appeal for corrision based items. call VOSA and tell them. wont realy help you much. but it will get the offending garage in the sh*t big time. name and shame?
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    it was near the end of last year, ahh, ok, so would they coe and look at the car and see it hasnt been fixed ? and yeah, nae and shame like you say

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    sometimes the vosa status shows the first fails, i picked a car up that had two fails on the site but had a full clean sheet and the work had been done. You can always get you local vosa office to look at the document.
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    i have only got teh pass document, it didnt even get an advisory, and it definatley wasnts passable, coroded brake lines, exesive corosion near handbrake and rear upper spring bits, and i think it said about a ball joint too, ill check again,. soo, i recon the guy payed te garage to pass it

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    it might still be worth contacting vosa. they will see it failed on corrosion in the areas you mentioned, and it will be fairly obvious its never been welded so they will come down on the garage like a ton of bricks. the garage will lose their test station status and the tester who passed it will probably never test again.
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    Quote Originally Posted by hay_lewis_68 View Post
    it might still be worth contacting vosa. they will see it failed on corrosion in the areas you mentioned, and it will be fairly obvious its never been welded so they will come down on the garage like a ton of bricks. the garage will lose their test station status and the tester who passed it will probably never test again.
    ahh, now tahst what i want to hear so if i get a hold of vosa, will they coem and have a loock at the car ? as it waiting to go to scrap, so if they need to look tehn obv il keep it around for the while

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    Reason(s) for refusal to issue Certificate

    Floor around hand brake mounting Parking brake mechanism/associated mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (3.1.7) **DANGEROUS**

    Rear holes in floor at near&off sides Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings (6.1.3)

    Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive (7.3.D.2b) **DANGEROUS**

    Rear near&off side Rear wheel bearing has excessive play (2.6.2)

    Advisory Notice issued

    Offside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)

    Brake master cylinder/servo mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (3.6.C.3)

    Rear cross member below rear bumper corroded


    thats what it failed on, the only thing i have changed is i have welded up teh spare wheel well, but nothung else as to the stuff tahts mentioned. but teh car is stripped and ready for scrap

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    you will probably have to take it to the station that passed it, and they will examine it there, either that or you will have to take it to one of there own stations. they are very keen on catching out dodgey testers, so it really isnt worth someones while to pass a rotten car.


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    Phone number 0300 123 9000
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    Email address enquiries@vosa.gov.uk
    Opening Hours Opening hours 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday

    *edit* if its stripped then they may not do anything. you'll have to check on that
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    The garage may well get investigated if its classed as serious - On this occasion I cant see f-all being done about it because Ive seen the pictures of it half hanging off a trailer and it looks about scrapped

    I wouldn't hold out any hope of them fixing your car whatsoever ! Just because it has been passed as road legal doesn't mean they are required to make it road legal. Unless you can prove that the repair work was done at that garage.

    So the garage will get a talking to - The car wont be getting repaired though



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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    If the car has been stripped and welded up I cant see them even entertaining it fella ! Suppose its worth a try !



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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    yeah, i dont expect it to be fixed, its passed that. i just dont want the garage to pass anymore, thanks for the vosa info if they want to see it il fix my trailer and see about taking it to them. and il ask about it beign stripped too

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubix_Cube View Post
    If the car has been stripped and welded up I cant see them even entertaining it fella ! Suppose its worth a try !
    yeah, but i havnt welded anywhere near the hand brake bit, but ill giv it a go like you say

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    Quote Originally Posted by bunnymofo View Post
    yeah, i dont expect it to be fixed, its passed that. i just dont want the garage to pass anymore, thanks for the vosa info if they want to see it il fix my trailer and see about taking it to them. and il ask about it beign stripped too
    Honestly I think your giving yourself a ****load of grief for no return

    Credit where credit is due for doing that I sure as hell couldn't be bothered - Get some pictures up as Im sure there are a few MOT guys on here who would chip in their 5p



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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubix_Cube View Post
    Honestly I think your giving yourself a ****load of grief for no return

    Credit where credit is due for doing that I sure as hell couldn't be bothered - Get some pictures up as Im sure there are a few MOT guys on here who would chip in their 5p
    yeah well, i dolt liek the thaught of rotten / unsafe cars goung about the road, so i dont think the garage shoud have a testing license if there gonna pass em, so ill do hat i can if all fails, iv got teh guys adress / number who sold it and teh adress / number of teh garage, il can give them a bunch of greif myself obv dont wana say whick garage it is on here yet tho. il see if it can get sum pics tomorrow

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    if the garage is that dodgy and passing cars that are clearly in need or serious repair i would take them down town so they loose there mot licence aswell,probably a major part of there bussiness,i have had slightly iffy mot`s in the past myself when i was younger and had no kids to ferry about but never something that needed welding or brakes etc,just minor stuff which i fixed as soon as i could,im going back 8-9 years though.
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    I was going to say something but then i thought No leave it, I will only get more grief from saying things!!
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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    personally i would contact the previous owner confront him and ask if he knew it had a dodgey mot if he comes clean thats evidence towards the garage and he will also get him a spanking for selling a car knowing it was unroadworthy if he denies you wont be in any worse a situation as you are now

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    Re: i was sold a car with a real but fake MOT, what can i do?

    ahh yes, il see about foning him sum time, and yes i know what you mean, liek i wouldnt midn if tehy passed it with a brake light out or a washer jet not working, but domething dangerous like that is a big no no.

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