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1 Vehicle identification

1-1 Vehicle Identification

Reasons for rejection

Mandatory requirements

1. A vehicle first registered in New Zealand from 1 April 1994 does not have a valid VIN (Note 1).

Note 1

A vehicle without a VIN must be referred to a VIN issuing agent (VTNZ, VINZ, NZAA) to have a VIN attached. A valid VIN consists of 17 characters that never contain the letters I, O or Q, and that is capable of being decoded to provide identifying information about the vehicle.

Note 2

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 specify the legal requirements for vehicle identification numbers (VINs)

Summary of legislation

Applicable legislation
Mandatory requirements

1. A vehicle first registered in New Zealand from 1 April 1994 must have a VIN.

2. A vehicle inspector or inspecting organisation must identify a vehicle before it is certified.