The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Whangaparaoa based inspecting organisation Peninsula Motors and its three vehicle inspectors Graeme Jordan, Peter Flannery and Michael Urquhart.
During a recent site review by the NZ Transport Agency, sole director Graeme Jordon admitted to incorrectly issuing a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) to a vehicle with serious defects, on the basis of customer assurances that they would fix the mechanical issues following the inspection.
Additionally, the review raised concerns about Mr Flannery and Mr Urquhart’s inability to correctly inspect a vehicle.
We are unaware of specific concerns relating to other individual vehicles however, due to the concerning admissions around Peninsula Motor’s inspection practices and there is a strong 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 Peninsula Motors to get their vehicle rechecked.
The NZ Transport Agency will contact around 1170 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