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VIRM update: structural integrity after hail damage

A small clarification to the structure sections of the VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) regarding hail damage and vehicles’ structural integrity particularly around the A-pillars and Cant rails has been issued.

The VIRM update clarifies that dents smaller than 5mm deep and 40mm in diameter (to the outer edges of the crease), such as those caused by hail, in the pillars, cant rail or any other similar roof structure, should not be considered to affect the vehicles structural integrity. Any damage larger than above should be referred to a repairer for additional information.

The affected VIRM pages are:

If you have any questions, please email vehicles@nzta.govt.nz