Is having only one fog light an MoT failure?

I own a Ford Kuga Titanium PHEV and during its second service the Ford garage found that one of the lamps was not working and asked if I wanted to have the problem investigated at a cost of £105 (they stated that the rear bumper would have to be removed in order to do the investigation). They also stated that it would be an MoT failure.

Can you confirm the laws/rules regarding rear fog lamps and if it is an MoT failure? I have noticed that certain cars have only one rear fog lamp together with one reversing lamp.

Asked on 30 May 2023 by John5987

Answered by David Ross
The MoT guidelines state any car made after 1st April 1980 must have one rear fog lamp, either mounted centrally or to the offside.

If your offside fog lamp is functioning then this should pass, but if it is not then this would be an MoT failure. You can view the MoT guidelines on the government website here:
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