.08 Fenders and Flaps.

A. Fender inspection shall include condition, mounting, and coverage of wheels and tires. Rear fenders are defined as the rear quarter panel of vehicle from the rearmost door opening rearward and from the window or trunk, or both, opening downward to the extreme bottom edge.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Fenders shall be securely attached to the vehicle and inspected for tears, sharp or jagged edges sufficient coverage of the wheel and tire both from the body outward and to the front and rear of tires and wheels. Fenders may be extended outward to compensate for tire or wheel changes provided the extensions: (1) Fenders have tears, sharp, or jagged edges. A mere hole in a fender is not cause for rejection. However, any hole in a fender which will allow exhaust fumes to enter the occupant compartment or is such that jagged or sharp edges present a hazard to a pedestrian or passenger is cause for rejection.
  (a) Provide required coverage of wheels and tires; (2) Fenders are not securely fastened to the body.
  (b) Are constructed of substantial materials; (3) Fender does not extend outward from the body to cover the top of wheel and tire.
  (c) Are securely attached to the body; (4) The rear of all fenders do not extend downward to the horizontal centerline of the wheel.
  (d) Have all edges rolled to eliminate sharp or jagged edges; (5) Fronts of all fenders do not extend forward from the vertical centerline of the wheel to at least within a 45-degree angle of the horizontal centerline.
  (e) Do not contact tires during different vehicle attitudes; (6) Fenders have been extended downward to compensate for suspension modifications.
  (f) If the bed of a light truck has been changed and a rear fender is impractical, the vehicle shall be equipped with flaps behind the rear wheels and tires of the vehicle and extending at least to the horizontal centerline of the wheels. (7) Fenders are missing.
  (8) Flaps do not cover the width of the wheels and tires or do not extend at least to the horizontal centerline of the wheels.

Figure 19 FENDERS.