News release

Review of Procedures for Inspection of Modified Vehicles

Concerns from vehicle owners and the motor vehicle industry have prompted an in-depth review of the processes for inspecting modified vehicles.

A recent clarification to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual explicitly states that testers are required to fail a vehicle that has been raised or lowered, unless the alteration had been previously approved by an engineer. The clarification has raised a number of issues, which the review will address.

The review will take up to one year to complete and will result in recommendations for the appropriate next steps.

In the meantime, testers will continue to follow the same safety standards in place for all other vehicles.

All owners of modified vehicles are encouraged to have their vehicles verified for safety purposes by a designated engineer.

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Concerns from vehicle owners and the motor vehicle industry have prompted an in-depth review of the processes for inspecting modified vehicles.

A recent clarification to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual explicitly states that testers are required to fail a vehicle that has been raised or lowered, unless the alteration had been previously approved by an engineer.

The clarification has raised a number of issues, which the review will address.

The review will take up to one year to complete and will result in recommendations for the appropriate next steps.

In the meantime, testers will continue to follow the same safety standards in place for all other vehicles.

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