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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?

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Old 05.07.2019, 17:10
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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.

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Old 05.07.2019, 17:17
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Re: MFK forgotten?

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...
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Old 05.07.2019, 23:42
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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
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I got called/received an invitation for the test two days after my "Expertise" expired! (Canton NE)
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Old 06.07.2019, 09:51
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I got called/received an invitation for the test two days after my "Expertise" expired! (Canton NE)
It never expires.

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Re: MFK forgotten?

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?

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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?

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Yes that is normal. Heck you might not even get your letter in the next years.
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Old 03.03.2020, 12:08
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Re: MFK forgotten?

My car is 4,5 years old, have not yet received anything from MfK.
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Old 03.03.2020, 12:12
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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?
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.
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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.
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Old 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.
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Old 03.03.2020, 13:09
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Re: MFK forgotten?

But, wait, doesnt the MFK expires? Or this happens when they call you and you simply dont go?
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Old 03.03.2020, 13:14
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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?

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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.

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But, wait, doesnt the MFK expires? Or this happens when they call you and you simply dont go?
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.
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Old 03.03.2020, 13:39
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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
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Re: MFK forgotten?

They are running late in Neuchâtel too.
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Old 03.03.2020, 13:48
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Re: MFK forgotten?

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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.
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Old 03.03.2020, 20:57
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Re: MFK forgotten?

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.
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Old 03.03.2020, 22:07
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No.

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

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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".
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