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Is Odometer required for MOT?
Slater - 12/8/19 at 05:41 PM

Hello
My ETB digital odometer is blank most of the time. My MOT is due in October. Is the odometer mileage reading required to pass the MOT?

The unit is from 2007, I've called ETB, it can't be repaired, their suggestion is to remove it from dash and put somewhere warm with the bulbs removed to remove any moisture. This does seem to work but the odometer display is still very intermittent. The mileage is still counting up but mileage display is blank 95% of the time.

Don't want to fork out 166 for a new speedo if I don't need too!


gremlin1234 - 12/8/19 at 05:47 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Slater Is the odometer mileage reading required to pass the MOT?

no, you don't have to have one for the mot

edit, don't need odometer for iva either

[Edited on 12/8/19 by gremlin1234]


Slater - 13/8/19 at 09:23 AM

OK thanks, that's good news.

I will carry on with my "intermittent" gauge for the time being.


MikeR - 14/8/19 at 07:48 AM

Are you sure about IVA? I was certain it was a requirement and I thought when sva was introduced people failed with bike Speedos due to not having an odometer


chillis - 15/8/19 at 10:22 PM

It is a Requirement of the IVA Section 17 Speedometer and reverse gear, a working and accurate speedometer must be present and a test is conducted to acertain its accuracy.
It is also a legal requirement for all motor vehicles to have both a working speedometer and a working odometer under construction and use. Motor vehicles must also have a fuel level indicator as it is an offence to enter a motorway knowing you will run out of fuel.


rusty nuts - 16/8/19 at 07:14 AM

I havenít tested for 3 years but when I was testing if the odometer didnít show a reading the mileage was shown as not recorded. There has however been changes since then , I donít know if odometer is one of them.


adithorp - 16/8/19 at 09:24 AM

Still not a failure on MOT. Took one this week with no reading on the digital odo'.

I thought the IVA issue with bicycle speedos was the lack of illumination not lack of Odometer.


MikeR - 16/8/19 at 12:01 PM

You could be right about illumination as I do remember thinking about how I could fit a light to a bike Diego that did record miles.


scimjim - 20/8/19 at 06:54 AM

It IS an MOT fail - but Iíve never seen one checked.


scimjim - 20/8/19 at 06:57 AM

Defect...................................................................Category
Speedometer not fitted where one is required.............Major

Speedometer:
operation impaired...................................................Minor
not working.............................................................Major

Speedometer:
not sufficiently illuminated.........................................Minor
not illuminated.........................................................Major


rusty nuts - 20/8/19 at 07:19 AM

quote:
Originally posted by scimjim
Defect...................................................................Category
Speedometer not fitted where one is required.............Major

Speedometer:
operation impaired...................................................Minor
not working.............................................................Major

Speedometer:
not sufficiently illuminated.........................................Minor
not illuminated.........................................................Major


No mention of odometer!


scimjim - 20/8/19 at 07:35 AM

Sorry, I read speedo, not odometer :oops:

[Edited on 20/8/19 by scimjim]