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VIRM: Entry certification update – effective 1 June 2018

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Inspection and certification

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

  • Added items to ‘a   used vehicle manufactured for the USA market’ regarding American vehicles to clarify that older Chevrolet/GMC pickup trucks with the model names “C20/K20”   or “C30/K30” (where C=2WD and K=4WD) are almost always heavy vehicles and if one is presented with paperwork showing that it is light, it should be referred to the Transport Agency for further review.
  • Changed in notes to ‘a used vehicle manufactured for the USA market’ ‘should’ be referred to Transport Agency to ‘must’ be referred to Transport Agency
  • Added to note below Table 1-1-4 that UD trucks began using 17 character ISO VINs for their Japanese domestic market vehicles in 2015)

3-4 Threshold for requiring specialist repair certification

  • Link to the new Technical bulletin 44 added

8-2 Inspection specifications

  • Information on how to request content is added to the page added.
Technical bulletins

25 Immigrants vehicles

  • Electronic stability control provisions do not apply to immigrants’ vehicles (Note: Application for identification of an immigrant’s vehicle form also updated)

28 Exhaust emissions standards compliance

  • Diesel vehicles registered in Singapore on or after 1 October 2006 will meet the Euro 4 exhaust emission standard

39 Identifying class MB, MD1 or MD2 based on seats on Japanese deregistration certificates

  • Updated to also include moving the vehicle class from MD1 to MD2

43 Rust prevention or under-sealing on late model cars from the UK

  • New bulletin