Van doors don’t shut independently, is this an MoT failure?

Would it be an MoT failure if the underlying rear door on a Ford Transit van doesn’t latch properly independently? The overlying rear door latches and locks perfectly ( so all secure when driving). I can’t see why it should be a problem as to become unsafe, the other latch would have to fail… and surely if we were to worry about individual latches failing, then all vehicles doors could be considered unsafe?

Asked on 16 March 2022 by Harry C

Answered by Dan Powell
I suspect this will be an MoT failure.

The MoT rules stipulate that the vehicle must fail the MoT if the door will not open using the relevant control or close properly. The van will also be failed if a door hinge, catch or pillar is excessively deteriorated or insecure.
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