SRS warning an MOT failure????

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Does anyone know if a SRS malfuction warning would mean a MOT failure? just realised my tickets up in 2 weeks and ain't dealt with the warning (been advised it's probably just a sensor). Thanks
 

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Yes , the light must come on in test mode when you turn on the ignition and go back out once the engine is started - otherwise a failure .
 

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Yes it's a fail as Derek states.

And to be honest I'd have wanted to fix the problem as soon as it came up because your airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners have not been working ever since the SRS warning light has been lit up!!
 

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What section of the MoT tester's manual does this come under?
 

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Thanks Graeme, I have that but cannot find a ref to SRS triggering a fail?
 

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It won't fail.

Airbags etc become part of the MOT test next year.

It will fail if the ABS light is on or the sequence is faulty.
 

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ABS light is a fail.. SRS is not YET.
Otherwise every BMW over 10 years old would never pass!
 

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I thought it had already come in , knew I had read it somewhere :doh:

Regardless - it is a safety feature you want to have working : could mean the difference between life and death , or merely being hurt or not .....
 

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...Regardless - it is a safety feature you want to have working : could mean the difference between life and death , or merely being hurt or not .....

How very true.

And I always wondered if this may have an effect on your insurance - driving while a safety feature is knowingly faulty? The injury to occupants in case of a crash may be increased compared to what it would have otherwise been.

And yet, I could not find any reference as for the correct interpretation of the SRS light - does it mean that there is a fault, but the SRS system will still work other than the failed component (e.g. it does not seem sensible to disable all the airbags and the belt pre-tensioners if only the front passenger seat occupancy sensor is faulty?), or does it actually disable the SRS system in its entirety, as it would do when there is a component failure with ESP or ABS systems? The manual's wording is unclear, as it simply says 'SRS Fault visit workshop', but it does not actually say 'SRS Disabled'.
 

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Does anyone know if a SRS malfuction warning would mean a MOT failure? just realised my tickets up in 2 weeks and ain't dealt with the warning (been advised it's probably just a sensor). Thanks
SRS ( supplement restraint system)if your light is on while driving, it means there is a malfunction in the system somewhere, which you should have checked.
The light comes on because the airbag computer has detected a malfunction. You need to have the system checked for codes with a scan tool. You then need to have the cause repaired by a trained technician. The airbag system is not a safe place for do it you selfers.:rock:
 

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