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  1. "I have two questions: a) Will the car automatically fail because the engine light is on, even if the emissions are within the numbers allowed for that car, and b) In this situation (ie not a major safety fault) can one (legally) drive the car during that 2 months before the contre-visite?" As the french CT test is largely based on the same criteria as the UK mot test - ie they both have their roots in EU diktats. a) An engine MIL light on is a major fail. b) If the fault is just a major fail and not a dangerous condition you should be able to drive the car in france for the 2 month period of "grace" Defect Category (a) Smoke opacity levels exceed the manufacturer’s specified limit Major (b) Smoke opacity levels exceed default limit Major (c) Exhaust emits excessive smoke or vapour of any colour to an extent likely to obscure the vision of other road users Dangerous (d) Exhaust on a vehicle fitted with a diesel particulate filter emits visible smoke of any colour Major (e) Emissions test unable to be completed Major (f) Emissions test not completed because smoke levels are significantly in excess of the specified limit values Major (g) Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction Major From the UK MOT tester's manual. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-private-passenger-and-light-commercial-vehicles/8-nuisance
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