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Brake pad warning light..is it a mot failure??

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MOT due but my brake pad warning light is constantly lit,and has been for a while,brakes/pads/fluid are all fine but cannot turn out the light.

Its not the ABS/traction/hand brake control light that's lit-just the pad light

 

Is this now an MOT failure???

 

I'm going on the basis that its a warning sign rather than an actual fault,same as if your low washer fluid light is lit but still works fine, and I guess its an advisory rather than a fail

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I believe it will be an advisory as examiner will see how much is left of pads when he inspects them. Why not ask at a not station if it is a failure or not

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cheers, I thought the same

 

Iv'e asked a few mechanics, non-wiser,

it seems some would see it as a fail ,others an advisory as the light is to make you aware the pads will need changing shortly

they could still be in perfect working order when tested:confused:

 

---------- Post added 29-01-2015 at 17:47 ----------

 

Fuel light tells you its low

 

washer level light tells you it low

 

both these will pas test if lit, but may get advisories

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it is a pass and advise at the most, even if your brake pads were worn low they have to be less than 1.5mm thick before they can fail.

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