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âkkibhatt 05.07.2019 16:53

MFK forgotten?
 
The Swiss authorities did not invite me for the MFK this year even though I was due for one.
I learnt from my colleagues someone did not get called for 10 years.
Is it normal?
Do I need to proactively inform the road authorities that I was due a test this year or enjoy the sun..:-p?

Akki

st2lemans 05.07.2019 17:10

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
No, no need to provoke them.

I've gone 10+ years many times, longest was 14, and now have one bike with 11.

The last two were 6 and 7.

Tom

AbFab 05.07.2019 17:17

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Problem is (if it is indeed a problem) no one will touch a second-hand car without an MFK, so the testing stations are stacked up with dealers and private sellers getting theirs tested...

Jeep Life 05.07.2019 23:42

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Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3081182)
No, no need to provoke them.

I've gone 10+ years many times, longest was 14, and now have one bike with 11.

The last two were 6 and 7.

Tom

Lucky you :)

I got called/received an invitation for the test two days after my "Expertise" expired! (Canton NE)

st2lemans 06.07.2019 09:51

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep Life (Post 3081217)
I got called/received an invitation for the test two days after my "Expertise" expired! (Canton NE)

It never expires.

Tom

martin959 03.03.2020 11:57

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Hi everyone, sorry for reviving this topic but i have the same "issue" here in St. Gallen... I had the MFK last time 2 years ago, is it normal that i havent recieved any letter? what should i do? :confused:

Thanks! :D

Guest 03.03.2020 12:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3153484)
Hi everyone, sorry for reviving this topic but i have the same "issue" here in St. Gallen... I had the MFK last time 2 years ago, is it normal that i havent recieved any letter? what should i do? :confused:

Thanks! :D

Yes that is normal. Heck you might not even get your letter in the next years.

roegner 03.03.2020 12:08

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My car is 4,5 years old, have not yet received anything from MfK.

Guest 03.03.2020 12:12

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3153484)
Hi everyone, sorry for reviving this topic but i have the same "issue" here in St. Gallen... I had the MFK last time 2 years ago, is it normal that i havent recieved any letter? what should i do? :confused:

Same question, same answer. The previous replies seem to have covered it, but in any case the minimum time between tests is 3 years, so you don't even have to think about it yet.

k_and_e 03.03.2020 12:22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by roegner (Post 3153490)
My car is 4,5 years old, have not yet received anything from MfK.

That's because a car is first tested once it's 5 years old.

fatmanfilms 03.03.2020 12:27

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Same question, same answer. The previous replies seem to have covered it, but in any case the minimum time between tests is 3 years, so you don't even have to think about it yet.
Over 10 years it reduces in theory to 2 years.

martin959 03.03.2020 13:09

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But, wait, doesnt the MFK expires? Or this happens when they call you and you simply dont go? :rolleyes:

curley 03.03.2020 13:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3153484)
Hi everyone, sorry for reviving this topic but i have the same "issue" here in St. Gallen... I had the MFK last time 2 years ago, is it normal that i havent recieved any letter? what should i do? :confused:

Thanks! :D

That's because if you forgot to register your move to St. Gallen like on your profile here they don't know you're there. ;)
As others said: It depends on the age of your car and on their work load as well. I remember Zurich was once way behind schedule.

Guest 03.03.2020 13:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3153510)
But, wait, doesnt the MFK expires? Or this happens when they call you and you simply dont go? :rolleyes:

Basically part 2 applies.

Mine got called at about 5½ years in SG. But that can vary from one testing station to another even within the canton.

martin959 03.03.2020 13:39

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Originally Posted by curley (Post 3153514)
That's because if you forgot to register you move to St. Gallen like on your profile here they don't know you're there. ;)
As others said: It depends on the age of your car and on their work load as well. I remember Zurich was once way behind schedule.

Hahahha no no, I did, in fact my car has the St. Gallen plates for almost an year :D

Guest 03.03.2020 13:39

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They are running late in Neuchâtel too.

fatmanfilms 03.03.2020 13:48

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They are running late in Neuchâtel too.
Since the Swiss don't do much DIY car repairs & use main dealers even for old cars, the vats majority of cars would just pass with an engine clean.

Mrs. Doolittle 03.03.2020 20:57

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As I decided to sell my 2014 Smart last November and still hadn't received a letter about the MFK I called. Apparently the letter had just gone out and it was in my letterbox that day. It was well over 5 years, closer to 6.

st2lemans 03.03.2020 22:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3153510)
But, wait, doesnt the MFK expires?

No.

My personal record is 14 years, and three at 10 years! :eek:

Tom

catandmouse 04.03.2020 11:04

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Many of the cantons have serious backlogs in calling in vehicles for the checks. Last time I went with my wife's vehicle, I chatted to the mechanic, who was more friendly than most are, and he explained they go after older cars, saying that most new cars these days aren't a problem.
In any case, don't worry about it. It's a case of "don't call us, we'll call you".

bowlie 04.03.2020 12:21

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Vaud appears to have caught up, opening centres in Nyon and Aigle has certainly helped! I do recall that before they opened going well over 5 years ...

curley 04.03.2020 12:36

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Quote:

Originally Posted by catandmouse (Post 3153860)
Many of the cantons have serious backlogs in calling in vehicles for the checks. Last time I went with my wife's vehicle, I chatted to the mechanic, who was more friendly than most are, and he explained they go after older cars, saying that most new cars these days aren't a problem.
In any case, don't worry about it. It's a case of "don't call us, we'll call you".

Yep, and it's the one time we love that. :D

martin959 05.03.2020 09:03

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Now Im wondering the other scenario, where you have put something in the car that comes with an homologation... in theory we should do a new MFK...

What would happen on this case? Should we drive indefinetly with the homologation papers of the parts that we put to the car until they call us? or we need to make an appointment and keep waiting? :D

Guest 05.03.2020 09:32

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3154272)
Now Im wondering the other scenario, where you have put something in the car that comes with an homologation... in theory we should do a new MFK...

What would happen on this case? Should we drive indefinetly with the homologation papers of the parts that we put to the car until they call us? or we need to make an appointment and keep waiting? :D

As long as the homologation is one that allows you to drive without going to the MFK (e.g. new rims and tyres for winter), you can drive as long as you like until the MFK. However must be properly recorded before you do the MFK in theory...but in practise you can make one appointment for both (btdt). You do need to state this when you make the appointment. You can't just turn up for a regular MFK appointment with your new winter wheels or they will fail you.

Put the original equipment back on before the MFK then no problem.

martin959 05.03.2020 11:01

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Quote:

As long as the homologation is one that allows you to drive without going to the MFK (e.g. new rims and tyres for winter), you can drive as long as you like until the MFK. However must be properly recorded before you do the MFK in theory...but in practise you can make one appointment for both (btdt). You do need to state this when you make the appointment. You can't just turn up for a regular MFK appointment with your new winter wheels or they will fail you.

Put the original equipment back on before the MFK then no problem.
Yeah, I have to change a suspension... I guess for that i need to call MFK and ask for an appointment + do all in one and have the MFK :D

Guest 05.03.2020 11:44

Re: MFK forgotten?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 3154331)
Yeah, I have to change a suspension... I guess for that i need to call MFK and ask for an appointment + do all in one and have the MFK :D

One visit rather than two.

martin959 05.03.2020 15:22

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One visit rather than two.
Words to live by... :p


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