TPMS issues cause big rise in UK safety-test failures

London – An alarming number of cars are failing the UK’s MOT safety tests due to defects in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), according to TyreSafe.

Citing a report by Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, the UK-based tire-safety awareness group said the number of vehicles requiring a retest following identification of TPMS issues in 2016 rose 212% to 23,000 compared to just over 7,000 in 2015.

The findings underline “a poor attitude to tire safety that is not an issue exclusively associated with older vehicles,” said TyreSafe…

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