Join Date: Dec 2005
Nominated 2 Times in 20 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 18
Thanked 1,103 Times in 942 Posts
Hello FR,welcome to the forum.
For a rubber suspension bush to fail an MOT it has to be absolutely hanging out,and is unsafe.I doubt very much that the rear bushes your talking about are really that bad,but if they are,your better off trying to source a good second hand axle.....my experience of trying to change the bushes is not entirely positive!!Unless the bushes are completely U/S,then the car is perfectly safe....
I'd book it in for another test elsewhere(as you'll have to pay for a retest anyway..),and I suspect you'll be surprised by the result.
Edit;(Also,bushes come under the same criteria as joints,not as Bonded suspension units.....)
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo