Correct as at 20th July 2019. It may be superseded at any time.
Extract taken: from NZTA Vehicle Portal > VIRMs > In-service certification (WoF and CoF) > Technical bulletins (general) > Brake test procedures for specific vehicles
10 Brake test procedures for specific vehicles
With new vehicle technologies, testing some vehicles’ brakes, especially on roller brake machines, can be slightly tricky. If the correct process is not followed, there is an increased risk of damaging the vehicle or even the roller brake machine.
This bulletin contains information supplied to the NZTA by vehicle manufacturers about vehicles for which specific brake test procedures need to be followed to reduce the risk of damaging them during the test. It will be updated as the NZTA becomes aware of further specific test procedures supplied by vehicle manufacturers.
If you are not sure about how to test a specific vehicle, check with the local vehicle manufacturer’s agent in the first instance. The roller brake machine manufacturer may also be able to supply information, or refer to the machine’s operating manual.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – READ BEFORE TESTING THE BRAKES:
Testing the electro-mechanical parking brake (EMF) found on most BMW vehicles
You can recognise EMF by the existence of a pull or push electrical button to apply the hand brake rather than a hand brake lever. To test the EMF parking brake, you must carry out the following procedure:
Testing the service brakes on all BMW X-drive 4x4 vehicles
As a precaution, treat all BMW 4x4 vehicles as X-drive vehicles. To test the service brakes on a roller brake machine (which must have 4WD mode), carry out the following procedure:
Page added 14 October 2013 (see amendment details).