Oftentimes, when individuals know their current inspection sticker is expiring soon and they are preparing for a new test, they start getting frazzled and anxious about their vehicle. They start questioning themselves on all types of issues, like “Will a broken door handle fail inspection?” or “Will a broken speedometer pass inspection?” Below I will talk about the latter question. The instrument cluster is something that often gets overlooked; therefore I thought it would be useful to write a little bit about it.
To begin with, a broken speedometer means that one or more of the gauges on the instrument cluster are fluttering, sticking, giving incorrect readings, or not working at all.
To answer the question, “Will a broken speedometer pass inspection?” The answer is yes (usually). Typically, automotive shops look at things like a car’s registration plate, emissions, steering, underside, lights, wheel alignment, and brakes. Usually, the vehicle inspector does not drive the vehicle, and therefore will not see that something is wrong with the instrument cluster. With that said, however, it is important to keep in mind that certain automotive shops and some states do look at the speedometer.
Your best bet would be to have a properly working instrument cluster at all times—not only to avoid failing inspection but also to maintain your safety on the road. If your instrument cluster is broken, you may not be warned about certain problems in your vehicle, which can ultimately result in your car breaking down. When it breaks down, it may harm you or other drivers and pedestrians around you. Additionally, a broken speedometer may give you a wrong reading of your speed, which can result in you getting into an automotive accident. Both scenarios are something you should want to avoid at all costs.
If you see that there is anything wrong with your instrument cluster, you should get it repaired immediately. You can turn to the company Safety Restore. Safety Restore specializes in the repair of any gauge-related issues on an instrument cluster. The company uses industry-standard tools and 100% OEM parts to replace all defective motors and bring customers’ instrument clusters back to factory settings.