Thousands of MOT Testing stations subject to a recent Government appraisal have been sent the wrong results, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) has revealed.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency has recently completed their baseline risk assessment for all 19,000 UK Vehicle Testing Stations (VTS). VOSA is in the process of sending each station a letter indicating their risk category and score.However, according to Stephen Coles, Head of the RMIF's MOT Operations Team, a problem has arisen: ‘Regrettably the VTS details and risk score have been found to be incorrect on a number of letters.'

Coles continues: ‘VOSA have stated that any VTS receiving a letter dated 28 May 2008 with reference numbers IB/C661, IB/C662 or IB/C663, should ignore and destroy this communication. The correct letter will be sent to them in due course.'

He adds: 'VOSA say that they are looking into the cause of these errors and they hope to be in a position to correctly re-issue the letters later this week.'

RMIF members that are concerned should contact the RMIF's MOT Operations Team.