The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Paul Murray and his Christchurch-based inspecting organisation Walker Brothers 2016 Limited, which trades under the name Rex Price Motors.
The NZ Transport Agency is concerned that non-compliant vehicles may have been given Warrants of Fitness and that important vehicle safety systems such as seatbelts and tyre tread may not have been checked properly.
Due to the concerns around the quality of Mr Murray’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 Walker Brothers 2016 Limited, trading under the name Rex Price Motors, to get their vehicles rechecked.
The NZ Transport Agency will contact around 2,150 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided.
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