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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Hamza Hamza suspended from issuing WoFs

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The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Hamza Hamza and his St Johns, Auckland-based inspecting organisation Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services (2016).

The NZ Transport Agency is concerned that non-compliant vehicles may have been given warrants of fitness and that the site was operating with an unauthorised vehicle inspector checking vehicles incorrectly. The site has also been conducting an unusually high number of inspections with just one authorised vehicle inspector.

Due to the concerns around the quality of Mr Hamza’s inspections, 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 Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services (2016) to get their vehicles rechecked. 

The NZ Transport Agency will contact 297 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided.

This suspension relates only to the St Johns, Auckland branch of the Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services franchise.

Note for customers:

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

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