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Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed #1629271
05/02/2019 21:37
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My oldest son, in his quest for a little extra fuel economy (and to avoid giving lifts to too many people wink ) has removed the rear seats from his Punto Evo, along with each rear side seat belt buckle and the centre belt/buckle (rear side belts and mechanisms still in place).

Will this be an MoT fail? Discuss!


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Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629274
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No, he will get an advisory about (rear seats removed)

My crewcab tippers come back like that - the rears are converted/part converted to tool storage - seatbelts still there, buckles not.

Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629275
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That's what I thought, thanks!


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Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629280
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It passed with no advisories smile


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Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629281
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Originally Posted By DaveG
It passed with no advisories smile


How superbly consistent !!!!!!

Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629540
11/02/2019 22:57
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Given that, will he need to inform his Insurance company?

Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629557
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Why, because it is a "modification"? Hmmm, dunno!


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Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629561
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Dave if the seats are not designed to be removed for cargo/passengers as per OE spec I reckon it would be grief if anything should happen requiring a claim/assessors involvement and it would be an obvious glaring modification; especially given the usual reason why people remove seats from cars i.e power to weight and increased performance, even more so that the belts and gubbins have also been stripped out.

I have had a quick google and read some posts that state the insurance companies class it as a mod and will not insure in some cases...guess if it is a more bespoke policy rather than an off the shelf mainstream insurer you may be ok.

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Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: Submariner] #1629577
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Originally Posted by Submariner
Dave if the seats are not designed to be removed for cargo/passengers as per OE spec I reckon it would be grief if anything should happen requiring a claim/assessors involvement and it would be an obvious glaring modification; especially given the usual reason why people remove seats from cars i.e power to weight and increased performance, even more so that the belts and gubbins have also been stripped out.

I have had a quick google and read some posts that state the insurance companies class it as a mod and will not insure in some cases...guess if it is a more bespoke policy rather than an off the shelf mainstream insurer you may be ok.


Or you could be taking something big and bulky to the tip, or the 100 million other reasons to remove the seats.


Re: Rear seat belts and MOT if rear seats removed [Re: DaveG] #1629578
12/02/2019 16:32
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Sure thing and the seat belts fell out too smile


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