Suspension, Steering and Brakes CR-V mot test- parking brake

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Mike c, Monday 21st Jan, 2013.

  1. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    My CR-V is due for its first MOT and has covered just over 14k miles. I booked it in with my local Honda dealer but on the day they could not do the MOT due to not being able to undertake a handbrake test due to ICE and snow being around their property! The garage said that they have to use a tapley (type) meter to check the handbrake on the CR-V. They use the ground outside their building to undertake the tapley test. Does this sound correct? If the snow and ICE remains for a couple of months this would surely stop all tests on CR-V vehicle? I would have thought that modern rolling brake testers are designed to cope with 4WD vehicles such as the CR-V.
    Your advice. / experiences in this matter would be appreciated .
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The truth is we don't have a NT (Nominated Tester ) on the site so can't comment definitely.

    Will wait for the few members in the trader who do MOT daily to comment, but you have raised a important question and its a valid concerns.
     
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  3. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Fortunately my MOT is not due till 29/1/13 and I arranged it for today. I have now rearranged it for this Friday bit the forecast is not good. If what the local dealer says is true and this damn white stuff remains persistent I may have problems. I am considering contacting a local MOT specialist (independent ) to see if they have the capability to undertake the MOT regardless of the weather. Isn't it ridiculous ?
    Regards mike c
     
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  4. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    This is one form of test quite antiquated in my view. My MOT station uses something similar for bikes! but has rollers set in the floor for all brake testing on cars.. Never seen this used on four wheeled vehicles. Sorry bud not much help...
     
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  5. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Problem solved, the car will be MOT,d tomorrow using a brake testing machine designed for 4x4, AWD plus any other combination ) regardless of the weather).
    All I need now is for it to pass. X fingers!
    Regards
    Mike c
     
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  6. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hope goes well with your MOT Mike, let us know please.
     
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  7. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    most testing stations have one of these as a back up. with the correct brake rollers it is not nessisary and a CR-V can be tested on a normal 2 wheel drive roller as it is not perminant 4 wheel drive.
     
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  8. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Well it passed!! YES,
    Mind You I am annoyed with the dealership as when I looked at my service documents they have included a VOSA refusal of an MOT Test certificate (even though they informed me that they couldn't do the MOT due to the inclement weather situation).
    Against the reasons for the refusal they have written

    "The condition of the vehicle is such that, in the opinion of the examiner , a proper examination would involve a risk of injury to any person or damage to the vehicle or other property"
    Being on the official VOSA form a copy of this statement will be held on their database.
    The above statement infers that the vehicle is in a poor condition when in fact it is immaculate and in superb order. The MOT station commented on the superb condition and there was no mention of any items that need to be addressed in the near future. How the dealership can mention the condition of the vehicle in such a way is unbelievable.
    I will be speaking to them tomorrow with the aim of having this refusal notification removed from the VOSA database. At the end of the day the reason for not undertaking the the MOT is the lack of a suitable brake testing machine to cope with the CR-V tests regardless of weather conditions.
    I am also thinking of writing to the head of the dealership.
    Regards
    Mike c
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I won't be too pleased at this either, you need to get a response bud.. but applaud you taking it with the dealership first.
     
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  10. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yes, that's disgraceful Mike, nothing worse for a careful and proud owner to have to bear. Hope you can get somewhere with this. Please keep us informed.
     
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  11. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I went into the dealership today and spoke to the workshop foreman about the refusal of MOT and he has explained that the tester had started to test the vehicle before realising that the CR-V was of course 4x4 !!!??
    He couldn't continue with the test and so had to put in one of the limited choice of reasons to exit the test . Unfortunately he chose the vehicle condition as being a way out. An apology was received and the manager said that he would advise his staff to be more aware of what type of vehicle they were dealing with before starting the test to prevent this spry of embarrassment .
    Sorted!
    Regards
    Mike c
     
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  12. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I don't think much of the tester if he didn't check the basic vehicle spec. first! :Blink:

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
  13. Slimbaldy Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    If only they used a Simret brake tester, you can use them in snow, ICE, wet and even sunshine! And anything that'll get up to 11kph. Great fun slamming brakes on in a 35 ton wagon.