Removing rear seats from my Citroen Berlingo Multispace - will this make a difference to MoT?

My 2005 Citroen Berlingo Multispace's sliding side doors won't open from the outside (or with central locking) but unlocks OK from the inside when necessary.

I only use the car as a 'van' i.e. rear seats always folded down, no passengers.

If I removed the rear seats would it pass the MoT?

Asked on 26 November 2021 by Janet Fransen

Answered by Dan Powell
The MoT rules are very clear: all driver and passenger doors must open from the outside using the relevant control. Removing the rear seats will not prevent the vehicle from failing the MoT - the Berlingo Multispace is classified as a car and not a commercial vehicle.
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