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VIRM: In-service certification update –
effective 1 November 2015

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Introduction

3-1 Duties and responsibilities

3.1.2: Note 1 (2) added LVVTA contact number: 04 238 4343.

3-3 Establishing whether the vehicle requires a WoF or CoF

Added note “Note 1: A vehicle that does not require inspection for regular use still does not need inspection if operated in a transport service (eg rental mopeds).”

General vehicles

3-1 Structure

Table 3-1-1, Ute trays row added for clarification.

4-4 Daytime running lamps

New Sol 3 “A retrofitted lamp must be symmetrically mounted as far towards each side of the vehicle as is practicable.” (this is already in the Rfrs).

4-8 Side marker lamps

New Rfrs and Sols regarding forwarding facing side-marker lamp light colour.

5-1 Glazing

Table 5-1-5: “outside the CVA” added to the title for clarity.

7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

  • Deleted Note 19 (covered by Note 20)
  • Added to Note 11 – For the purposes of this section, motorhomes and campervans are interchangeable terms.

8-1 Brakes

Table 8-1-1. Disability parking brake system row: Added “OE” to clarify that parking brakes are included, not just the electrical system.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Aftermarket wheel nuts made from aluminium are now a reason for rejection.

13-1 Engine and transmission

Table 13-1-1 Modifications that do not require LVV certification

Added to the list beside gearbox substitution: The braking system is not modified or changed, including the brake pedal

13-3 LPG/CNG fuel system

Added LVV modification table specifying LVV certification is not required for an LPG/CNG fuel system

Motorcycles

3-1 Structure

For clarification, added Note 4 that says the addition of a side-car required LVV certification unless the side-car is OE.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

In the case of a motorcycle with a dedicated sidecar the rear tyre of the motorcycle and the tyre of the sidecar may have a car tyre fitted in certain circumstances.

General trailers

7-1 Tyres and wheels

Aftermarket wheel nuts made from aluminium are now a reason for rejection.

Forklifts

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Aftermarket wheel nuts made from aluminium are now a reason for rejection.

Tractors

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Aftermarket wheel nuts made from aluminium are now a reason for rejection.

Unclassified vehicles

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Aftermarket wheel nuts made from aluminium are now a reason for rejection.