Section 6 Body, structure & equipment
Clarification is provided on vehicle structure assessment and repair If a fuel tank is holed or if the filler neck is split, it should be classed as leaking, even if the leak is not obvious Missing fuel or exhaust shields Dangerous, if creating a fire risk Any part of an LPG/CNG/LNG/ hydrogen fuel system defective Dangerous Spare wheel carrier and bumpers insecure Major; if likely to become detached it is Dangerous Towbar safety device or coupling indicator damaged/not operating Major Issues with transmission shafts now includes propshafts Major The condition and security of the floors regardless of how close it is to a load bearing component
Major or Dangerous Any sound-deadening material or undertray insecure Major; if likely to become detached it is Dangerous
The DVSA advises CM readers to listen to the advice of their garage on defects with their vehicles, whether immediate (Major/dangerous) failure items, or Minor faults. This advice can be used as the basis for ensuring that their vehicle is well maintained all year around.