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VIRM: Entry certification update –
effective 1 May 2016

List of changes

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Section

Change   description

Pre-registration and VIN

3-1 Assigning a VIN

In this amendment:

  • Clarification added that scratchbuilt vehicles with used donor parts from high volume production vehicles (eg Ford, Holden, Range Rover) should not be assigned any high volume VIN from the donor parts.
  • If the VIN doesn’t decode on LANDATA but you have the manufacturer’s VIN decode information, you can now email it directly to FRR@nzta.govt.nz instead of calling.

Inspection and certification

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

  • A heavy vehicle first registered in the EU on or after 1 January 2009 will comply with the brake, exhaust emission and seatbelt anchorage standards for heavy vehicles
  • Text reworded to remove confusion around statements of compliance and safety-related recalls.

1-6 Specialist certification

  • Incorporating   recent LVV changes where the Transport Agency recognises some overseas certifications on modified vehicles.
  • Clarification   regarding modification declarations grandfathering previous modifications and re-entry into service.

16-1 Certificate of loading

  • Incorporating recent LVV changes where the Transport Agency recognises some overseas certifications on modified vehicles.

Technical bulletins

31 Brakes standards compliance

  • Acceptable   proof of brakes rule compliance for new or used vehicles manufactured for the Australian market.
    Note: If the ADR plate lists individual rules, ADR 35 must be listed for proof of compliance.
  • New section of text: Acceptable proof of brakes rule compliance for used vehicles manufactured for the United Kingdom market
    A vehicle manufactured for the United Kingdom market and previously registered in in the United Kingdom on or after 1 May 2002 is compliant. A UK  egistration certification will show the date of first registration.

41 Entry certification procedures for certain modified light vehicles

  • Update to title: ‘procedures’ replaces ‘changes’
  • Deletion of no longer relevant text explaining dates of introduction

Reference materials

32 Sample Australian Design Rules - ADR - compliance plates

  • ADR 35 added to the sample plate to align with the change to technical bulletin 31 (above)