I was always of the understanding that a *missing*
SRS malfunction indicato
r lamp would be an MOT failure, and indeed that's many online manuals appea
r to suggest e.g. http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_540.htm (ref: 5.4.2)
However, on checking with the horses mouth at http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/htd
ocs/m4s05000401.htm I see that the bit about the lamp being 'inoperative' c
ounting as a reason for rejection has seemingly been removed!
Furthermore, I see that even the method of inspection has seemingly changed
from 'check the presence and operation' to 'check [the lamp] does not indi
cate a fault' so it definitely sounds like an intentional change of ruling
rather than an oversight with the specific reason for rejection wording.
I bet some testers will still fail it though if they're not keeping up with
the fine print! If however these changes in the test are widely communicat
ed does anyone know why this bit of the test has been relaxed?
I note that the ABS malfunction indicator lamp still much be present/workin
g/fault-free so it strikes me as odd the lack of consistency although grant
ed it's not necessarily comparing apples with apples.