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VIRM: Entry certification update –
effective 1 December 2016

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Section

Change description

Introduction

5-5 Identifying the vehicle class

  • Note added regarding identifying a vehicle as class MB based on wheelchairs and occasional seat positions on Japanese deregistration certificates. See also Technical bulletin 39.

Pre-registration and VIN

2-2 Vehicle attributes definitions

  • Adding a make and model to LANDATA split into own sections for clarity

Inspection and certification

1-1 Registering a vehicle for the first time in New Zealand

  • Table 1-1-1. Electronic Singapore Land Transport deregistration certificates accepted if emailed directly to KSDP

1-10 Vehicle rechecks

  • For clarity: A vehicle that has failed the certification process must not be passed by another any entry certifier unless the vehicle faults have been rectified.

3-1 Structure

  • Structural components that can be unbolted, such as doors with intrusion beams and sub frames, which are damaged or corroded are a reason for rejection. However, these parts can be replaced by the owner and re-inspected without the need for repair certification.

3-4 Threshold for requiring specialist repair certification

  • ‘and mopeds’ added after ‘motorcycles’ for clarity
  • Structural components that can be unbolted, such as doors with intrusion beams and sub frames, which are damaged or corroded are a reason for rejection. However, these parts can be replaced by the owner and re-inspected without the need for repair certification.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • Note 1 updated to provide clarity around when a vehicle is not required to comply with seats and seat anchorage standards.

7-7 Interior impact

  • Note 1 updated to provide clarity around when a vehicle is not required to comply with interior impact standards.

9-1 Steering and suspension systems

  • Note 1 updated to provide clarity around when a vehicle is not required to comply with steering and suspension system standards.

11-2 Exhaust emissions

  • Japan 05 added for vehicles manufactured on or after 1 January 2014 to Table 11-2-4 (Omnibus Rule change to correct an omission)
13-5 Electric and hybrid vehicles electrical system
  • New section linking to the VIRM: In-service certification 13-5 Electric and hybrid vehicles electrical system page

Technical bulletins

28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance

  • Some additions to Table 3. Test regime codes for exhaust emissions standards from 1/1/2012
  • Acceptable proof of exhaust emissions rule compliance for used vehicles imported from Singapore:
  • Table 28-1-1: Euro 4 emissions limits updates to split light vehicles with GVM under and over 2500kg

29 Declaration for supplementary restraint system, anti-lock braking system and ESC system inspections

  • Addition of ESC systems
  • Clarifications around when the declaration is required
  • Declaration form updated

39 Identifying class MB or MD1 based on seats on Japanese deregistration certificates

  • New bulletin identifying vehicles as class MB or MD1 with regard to the number of seats listed on the deregistration certificate

42 Conversion vans (AKA day vans)

  • These types of vehicles will require LVV certification before being allowed for entry into service

Reference materials

26 Sample registration documents (Singapore)

  • Note added that electronic Singapore Land Transport deregistration certificates accepted if emailed directly to KSDP

69 Sample auction invoices

  • Additional text added describing what constitutes an acceptable Pickles Auctions invoice