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15 Toyota Hiace seat and seatbelt requirements

Vehicle inspection requirements manual references

This bulletin gives guidance to vehicle inspectors in applying the following requirements in the VIRM: Entry certification:

Application

This bulletin applies to Toyota Hiace minivan models assembled in New Zealand with type-approved seating for eight passengers installed in the rear seating compartment, to bring the total seating capacity to 11 (10 if the vehicle is approved for passenger service vehicle use).

Toyota Hiace models with factory-installed seating

Table 15-1-1 shows a list provided by Toyota New Zealand of Hiace minibus model codes with factory-installed seating. The ‘local code’ denotes factory-installed seat and seatbelt assemblies.

The seats and seatbelts fitted in vehicles listed in Table 15-1-1 have all been tested and approved to comply with international standards. The seat and seatbelt assemblies for both CKD and CBU models were installed before the vehicles were delivered to dealers.

Table 15-1-1. Toyota Hiace models with factory-installed seating

HIACE TMC model code

Local code

Assembly

New Zealand grade

Production date

Engine code

Transmission

RZH113R-RRMRS

RHMLB

CKD

2.4 ZL

08/89–07/98

2RZ

5M/T

RZH113R-RRPRS

RHMLB

CKD

2.4 ZL

08/89–07/93

2RZ

4H A/T

RZH102R-SRMRS

RHMSW

CKD

SR5 WAGON

08/89–07/91

1RZ

5M/T

RZH103R-SRMRS

RHMKW

CKD

SR5 WAGON

08/91–04/95

2RZ

5M/T

RZH113R-RRMRS

RHMLB

CKD

2.4 MINIBUS

08/89–07/98

2RZ

5M/T

RZH113R-RRMRS

RHPLB

CKD

2.4 MINIBUS

08/89–07/98

2RZ

4A/T

RZH113R-RRPRS

REPLB

CKD

2.4 MINIBUS

08/89–07/93

2RZ

4A/T

LH113R-RRMRS

LHMLB

CKD

2.8 DSL BUS

08/94–0/798

3L

5M/T

LH113R-RRMRS

LHLMV

CBU

2.8 ZL Diesel

05/00–07/00

3L

5M/T

RZH113R-RRMRE

RHLMV

CBU

2.4 ZL Petrol

05/00–

2RZ-E

5M/T

LH113R-RRMRS

LHLMV

CBU

2.8 ZL Diesel

05/00–07/00

3L

5M/T

LH172R-RRMRS

LHMSV

CBU

3.0 ZL Diesel

08/00–

5L

5M/T

Standards

The Toyota Hiace minivan models listed in Table 15-1-1 are fitted with seats and seatbelts complying with the following standards:

  • Seats comply with the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 3/02.
  • Seatbelts, depending on the date of manufacture, comply with either:

i. New Zealand Standard (NZS) 5401; or

ii. Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 2596.

  • Seatbelt anchorages comply with ADR 5/02.
Certification requirements

The seat and seatbelt installations were not considered to be low volume vehicle (LVV) modifications due to the number of units involved and the fact that the system had been ‘type tested’.

These vehicles were all produced before the NZTA requirement for vans fitted with additional seating to be certified under the LVV code was introduced. Therefore, the vehicles are not fitted with LVV certification plates.

However, Toyota Hiace models fitted with seats and seatbelts on or after January 2002 have been LVV certified, and will have been fitted with LVV certification plates.