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Frontal impact compliance status of vehicles by vehicle make

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders

These lists show the Class MA vehicles (passenger cars) by make and model that manufacturers have advised as meeting (or not meeting) New Zealand's frontal impact requirements. For completeness we have included some lists that were produced at the time frontal-impact legislation was being implemented in various countries, and some of these lists have not been updated since then. Please note that the information on these lists is supplied by vehicle manufacturers, and is not exhaustive. The NZ Transport Agency has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure the accuracy of this information. Contact an entry certifier if you are in doubt about any of the information in these lists.

New motorhomes: Information for importers, traders and private purchasers

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: General, Importers, Motorists, Vehicle traders

This publication contains helpful information on the requirements for registering a new motorhome for use on New Zealand roads.  This guidance is relevant for importers, traders and private purchasers.  

Singapore emission exemptions

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

As of 1 January 2017, the Singapore emissions exemptions document, a Transport Agency list of exemption-eligible vehicles, ceased to be valid. To prove exhaust emissions rule compliance for used vehicles imported from Singapore, visit the Transport Agency’s VIRM: Entry certification: Technical bulletin 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance. The exemption from land transport vehicle rules application form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Special interest vehicles (Factsheet 44b)

Published: | Category: Importing vehicles , Factsheets | Audience: Importers

This factsheet informs you of the changed requirements for importing certain vehicles that do not meet frontal impact or emissions standards. View this content in our vehicles section

Importing a motor vehicle (Factsheet 44)

Published: | Category: Importing vehicles , Factsheets | Audience: Importers

This factsheet should be read in conjunction with Factsheet 44a and Factsheet 44b. New Zealand allows the import of 'used' vehicles, provided the vehicle meets applicable standards, safety and emissions requirements. There must also be acceptable proof of ownership and standards compliance. These things are checked in the process known as entry certification. Entry certifiers are appointed by the NZ Transport Agency to carry out this task. Find more information in our importing vehicles section

Special interest motorcycles (Factsheet 44c)

Published: | Category: Importing vehicles , Factsheets | Audience: Importers

This factsheet informs you of the requirements for importing class LC, LD or LE vehicles for use on New Zealand roads that do not meet the required advanced brake system (ABS) standards. View this content in our vehicles section

Finding a heavy vehicle specialist certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Heavy vehicle operators, Importers

Are you having work completed on your vehicle?

The heavy vehicle specialist certifiers document below contains a list of heavy vehicle specialist certifiers in New Zealand and this list will be updated regularly. If you wish to make modifications to your bus, truck, trailer or other heavy vehicle that change part or all of its structure or layout, you need to use a heavy vehicle specialist certifier to oversee your work. For more about this, see our page about modifying heavy vehicles. If you're applying to become a HVS certifier, read our guide to becoming a heavy vehicle specialist certifier.  

Useful links

50MAX – information for operators and manufacturers
High productivity motor vehicles and permits
Static roll thresholds

Finding a heavy vehicle specialist brake certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Heavy vehicle operators, Importers

Are you having brake work completed on your vehicle?

The heavy vehicle specialist brake certifiers document below contains a list of heavy vehicle specialist brake certifiers in New Zealand and this list will be updated regularly. If you wish to make modifications to your bus, truck, trailer or other heavy vehicle that affects the braking system, you need to use a heavy vehicle specialist brake certifier to oversee your work.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

Waka Kotahi factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All of our factsheets are available on this website, and you can print them directly from the site. Many of our factsheets are also available from our agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below. )

Finding a specialist repair certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Importers

This document contains a list of specialist repair certifiers for light vehicles in New Zealand and the list is updated regularly. If an entry certifier identifies that a vehicle you are importing has been damaged or repaired before it arrived in New Zealand, they may decide that one of these specialist repair certifiers needs to inspect the repairs. Find a specialist repair certifier

For more about this, see our page about repair certification