VIN damaged - will my car fail the MoT?

I had my windscreen replaced recently and in the process they managed to scrape the VIN sticker and some of the numbers are difficult to read. I will of course be asking them to put it right. But is the windscreen VIN a legal requirement and/or an MoT problem?

Asked on 5 August 2022 by Anthony Jones

Answered by Dan Powell
The VIN is a legal requirement. The car must have at least one VIN that is legible, otherwise, it'll fail the MoT.

It's not unusual for a car to have more than one VIN. Check the chassis, it may be stamped on the driver's doorframe or near the engine.
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