Will my Volkswagen Golf Plus pass its MoT without having had the emissions fix done?

Given the recent complaints of cars breaking down or going into limp mode following the emissions fix, I'm considering not proceeding with my own recall on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf Plus (123,000 miles). Will it pass the MoT?

Asked on 31 July 2017 by Harley12

Answered by Honest John
The NOx fix has nothing to do with the MoT. But I would be very wary of submitting a car that had done 123,000 miles to a 'fix' approved for used cars in very good condition with modest mileages. What tends to happen is that the worn injectors cannot cope with the more complex injection sequence, the ageing EGR cannot handle the increased soot and the DPF then has to regenerate more frequently to burn off the soot and more rapidly fills up with ash. At 123,000 miles the DPF must be near its capacity for ash anyway.
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