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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment
– effective 2 December 2019

List of changes

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CHANGE DESCRIPTION

Introduction

3-1 Duties and responsibilities

Adds a further exception to where it is ok if the information on an LVV plate differs from the vehicle – in this case temporary removal of seats (see also the change to note 6 in 7-1 below)

General vehicles

All relevant lighting sections

  • To remove doubt for WoF and CoF inspection purposes, lamp overlays that reduce or distort emitted light are a fail item.

4-1 Headlamps

  • Modern dipped beam headlamps have a different pattern than older style lamps. Figure 4-1-2 has been updated to include both older and modern style dipped beam headlamp patterns that are acceptable.

5-1 Glazing

  • Plain English rewrite of the fitting and modifications requirements for windows in class ME vehicles (heavy buses)

6-1 Door and hinged panel retention systems

  • New reason for rejection (Rfr 4) that adds greater clarity for vehicle inspectors regarding the acceptable condition of the components in door and hinged panel retention systems.

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • Adding clarification to make it clear that non-inspection of seatbelt anchorages where a seat has been removed is allowed for LVV certified seats as well as manufacturer fitted ones (see also Introduction   3-1 above)

7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

Seatbelt webbing damage guidance has been added by way of a new set of images under Figure 7-5-7. This has been added assist vehicle inspectors when checking seatbelt webbing by showing that some light or moderate damage can still be ok for a pass, and where it should be obvious for a fail.

10-1 Tyres and wheels

Note in Figure 10-1-3 updated to clarify that when inspecting tyres, to identify winter tyres the vehicle inspector would first look at the tread pattern, and that this is then backed up by the ‘Studless’ marking and/or mountain/snowflake symbol.

11-2 Exhaust emissions

A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is not allowed to have been removed unless the vehicle’s owner/registered person can prove the vehicle is still able to pass a prescribed metered emissions test

Heavy vehicles

All relevant lighting sections

  • To remove doubt for WoF and CoF inspection purposes, lamp overlays that reduce or distort emitted light are a fail item.

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

6-1 Door and hinged panel removal systems

  • See general vehicles

8-1 Service brake, parking brake and heavy vehicle emergency brake

  • From 27 February 2020, if a vehicle inspector determines that the park brake assembly may not be in a safe condition that meets the standards for issuing a CoF, they can request that the 4085D Operator statement of compliance with maintenance requirements for parking brake assemblies form be presented to provide proof of inspection/servicing in the last two years (once the vehicle exceeds two years from date of first registration in New Zealand, or every CoF from date of first registration if entry certified as a used vehicle).
  • If an operator does not have a valid 4085D to present, then the vehicle inspector can issue a 28 day permit instead (assuming the vehicle would have otherwise passed a CoF), to allow the operator get a 4085D that provides proof of inspection/servicing and sound condition.

11-2 Exhaust emissions

  • See general vehicles

12-2 Towbar

  • A high rise towball is not allowed to be fitted to a heavy vehicle

12-3 Drawbeam

  • Clarification that prior to 1 December 2016 and engineer’s job file number could have been used on a certification plate instead of an LT400 number

16-1 TSL

  • Vehicles used by registered traders to carry goods for demonstration and sale purposes added to list of heavy vehicles with a GVM of 6000 kg or more and capable of carrying goods that do not require a goods service licence

Light PSVs

All relevant lighting sections

  • To remove doubt for WoF and CoF inspection purposes, lamp overlays that reduce or distort emitted light are a fail item.

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

6-1 Door and hinged panel removal systems

  • See general vehicles

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • See general vehicles

7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages

  • See general vehicles

10-1 Tyres and wheels

  • See general vehicles

11-2 Exhaust emissions

  • See general vehicles

Heavy PSVs

All relevant lighting sections

  • To remove doubt for WoF and CoF inspection purposes, lamp overlays that reduce or distort emitted light are a fail item.

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

5-1 Glazing

  • Refer to the modification table change in general vehicles 5-1 above

11-2 Exhaust emissions

  • See general vehicles

Motorcycles

All relevant lighting sections

  • To remove doubt for WoF and CoF inspection purposes, lamp overlays that reduce or distort emitted light are a fail item.

Heavy trailers

8-4 Drawbeam

  • Clarification that prior to 1 December 2016 and engineer’s job file number could have been used on a certification plate instead of an LT400 number

Technical bulletins (general)

13 Acceptable overseas proof of modification

  • Note added to align with the entry VIRM.
    A motorhome may have final stage approval to 2001/116/EC provided it was   approved to 2007/46/EC at an earlier approval stage (ie there is a base or   second stage approval label listing 2007/46/EC in addition to the 2001/116/EC   final stage label).