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VIRM: Light vehicle repair certification update –
effective 7 October 2016

List of changes


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Introduction 3 Inspection and certification process

  • References to LT307 added
  • Document retention requirements updated
  • Items added to 3.3 Establishing whether a vehicle must be repair certified
  • ‘or qualified welding certificate or I-CAR welding certificate to carry out welding repairs to the appropriate standard’ added regarding repair instructions

Introduction 7 Sample certification documents

  • Sample LT307 added

Introduction 8 Definitions and abbreviations

  • KSDP added

2-5 Other pillars and doors

  • New Rfr about door intrusion beams and frontal impact occupant protection system added
9-1 Water damage
  • For a vehicle purchased on or before 1 September 2016 and border checked before 1 October 2016, if there is conclusive evidence to support that the vehicle has not been fully immersed and a deviation from the requirements of Table 9-1-1 is sought this must be presented to the Vehicles team, Technical Services at the Transport Agency and permission may be granted to deviate from the requirements listed the table.
    Vehicles purchased on or after 1 September 2016 and/or border checked on or after 1 October 2016 must be treated as fully submerged and deviations will not be considered by the Transport Agency.
  • Table 9-1-1 extensively revised

9-2 Welding

  • Welds must be completed to NZS 1544 (or a certified I-CAR accreditation).

Technical bulletin 4 Threshold for requiring repair certification

  • Changes made to align with VIRM: Entry certification
  • Addition of sub-frames, suspension arms, doors and frontal impact systems to corrosion damage section
  • References to Technical bulletin 6 added

Technical bulletin 6 LT307 standard operating procedure

  • New technical bulletin outlining the process for issuing an LT307