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Repeat issue on MOT

Post by Millses » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:14 am

Hi all

on my 2019 MOT it came up with a fail which included: Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) before a repair and pass. This year it has the same Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) - along with my nearside.

What am I doing or what is wrong with my car to make it keep doing this? And how can I prevent it form happening again next year? Thanks!

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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by calnorth » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

Did you repair it fully last MOT? How old is the car anyway?
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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:50 am

Millses, are you using an Independent Garage or a Nissan Dealer. It could well be that you have a real problem (QQ Year / Mileage) with worn parts. Have you noticed a problem with your QQ whilst driving ? Would it be worth getting a second opinion on the problem if not already corrected.
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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by Millses » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:57 am

Hi, it is around 10 years old and I have had it since new. I do use the local garage for all the work. And yes it was repaired and passed the MOT. Thanks

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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by calnorth » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:48 am

Millses wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:57 am
Hi, it is around 10 years old and I have had it since new. I do use the local garage for all the work. And yes it was repaired and passed the MOT. Thanks

I have never known any ball joint to fail within a year...these devices are very robust. You'll need to go back to the MOT tester to get some explanation and perhaps a view of any play in the joint.

You also need any invoices for work done on your car...what was done/when and with what parts. Keep a close eye on what people are doing.
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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by Weasel » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:58 am

calnorth wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:48 am
You also need any invoices for work done on your car...what was done/when and with what parts. Keep a close eye on what people are doing.
Totally agree, do you know if the part was definitely changed the first time around, might be an idea to start asking to see any faulty parts that have been changed, but saying that I would imaging most garages would be able to pull a ball joint out of the scrap metal bin.
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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by Millses » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:02 am

I rang them up this morning to ask based on this advice if it was normal to go within a year, they said and I quote, "they are always doing these on qasqaui cars as it's a common fault. Usually by going over potholes. I don't really want to ask and get their backs up as this is the only garage in the area. Thinking back there have been a lot of high charges for work that carried on being problematic. I will check over my invoices, thanks for the advice I will be more on my guard from now on.

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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by calnorth » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:22 am

Millses wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:02 am
I rang them up this morning to ask based on this advice if it was normal to go within a year, they said and I quote, "they are always doing these on qasqaui cars as it's a common fault. Usually by going over potholes. I don't really want to ask and get their backs up as this is the only garage in the area. Thinking back there have been a lot of high charges for work that carried on being problematic. I will check over my invoices, thanks for the advice I will be more on my guard from now on.

Might understand that if you were in the Agri business or travelling across Tibet...UK Pot Holes might in rare cases.
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Re: Repeat issue on MOT

Post by Millses » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:04 pm

haha, nope, just the school run - last mot sept till march when we then locked down - have only used it a few times since that time locally.

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