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Cracked grille an issue for the NCT?

Can a crack on the front grille of a car cause it to fail an NCT?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Conor Byrne (Sligo ) - Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:08

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Conor,

There is no specific mention of such a thing in the NCT testers' manual, but it does reference the bodywork and if anything is deemed to be dangerous to others, or even just potentially dangerous, it could get classed as a minor defect. I suspect a simple crack won't cause you a problem, but testers wouldn't be happy passing a car with bits hanging off it either, so you need to make a call on that.

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