The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mohammed Hussein and his Auckland based inspecting organisation Autozone Services Ltd.
Over the course of five site reviews beginning in 2018 by the NZ Transport Agency, Mr Hussein continued to display an inability to undertake Warrant of Fitness inspections in accordance with Land Transport rules and regulations.
Most seriously, he failed to properly inspect vehicle safety systems including seatbelts, steering and brakes.
We are unaware of specific concerns relating to other individual vehicles however, due to the poor quality of Mr Hussein’s inspections there is a possibility that some vehicles may have been incorrectly passed. For this reason, we strongly encourage people who have a current Warrant of Fitness issued from Autozone Services Ltd to get their vehicle rechecked.
The NZ Transport Agency will contact around 1607 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided and will be valid for six months from the date of issue.
The NZ Transport Agency has records of all WoF inspections. Should we have any concerns about the inspection and certification of your vehicle’s WoF we will contact you directly by both phone and letter, using the personal information recorded on the vehicle owner’s file.
If you have moved address or changed contact number in the past year and have not updated this, please do so by phoning the Transport Agency on 0800 108 809.
On our website we have further information about the regulatory compliance review and warrant of fitness information for customers: www.nzta.govt.nz/regulatory-compliance-review