Volkswagen are urging 1.2 million drivers to get their vans checked.
Drivers are facing a massive £54 million repair bill to make their vans roadworthy, as MOT test exemptions end on 1 August. So Volkswagen are urging 1.2 million people who missed tests during lockdown to get their vehicles checked as soon as possible. Analysis of historical MOT test figures shows an estimated 1.2 million vans had their MOTs postponed during the exemption introduced in April – and a third of these are likely to fail the roadworthiness test, based on Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency data for 2019-2020.
That leaves about 400,000 vans on the road that are officially legal but likely to require critical maintenance for issues such as lighting defects, suspension flaws and brake faults.
Drivers whose vehicles were due a test during lockdown don’t have to book one and pay for subsequent repairs until October, so vans could be on the road with potential defects for many more months.
Make sure to book yours in with us today at your local Listers Volkswagen Van Centre.