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Bent Crossmember = MOT failure?
Sadly tuesday last week i had my first ever accident in my clio mk1.
I had a good old look for some damage and at first i only found a dent in the bonnet and that the bonnet had trouble closing, no engine damage so i thought i was lucky.
Next day when i had more time had a thorough look and found that the crossmember had a dent probably about 1 - 2 inches deep in the middle of it, hence why i couldnt close the bonnet.
I hammered the latch and what goes into it off the bonnet itself into a better position after my little bump ive managed to get the bonnet to lock shut.
The thing i was wondering though was i have my MOT coming up in about 2 - 3 weeks, and wondered whether a bent crossmember meant a definate fail for my car?
My bump and any damage hasnt caused any leaks, headlight position changes, or dodgy steering or anything like that.
Im just worried about paying for the test only for it to fail anyways?
Thanks in advance,
Currently in ash103291's garage:
Renault Clio Mk1 1.2