I have used 3 warrant shops in the last couple of year and have come across this every time. I understand if something is unsafe then it should be failed but trivial stuff is just a waste of my time.
Example of what I have been failed on in the past.
* I have a 7 seater 4wd and I removed the very rear seats to have more boot space. Next time I went for a warrant it failed as there was seat belts but no seats. Who in their right mind is going to sit on the floor with a seatbelt around them?
* VTNZ failed WOF as the underside of my 4wd "was to dirty" for them to inspect.....
* Mechanic tried to fail my because my factory mud flaps weren't long enough, I explained they were factory and he was welcome to take the issue up with Nissan.
* Last one is mechanic noted that when the vehicle was put on the hoist the handbrake cable was tight and he couldn't spin the wheels by hand, I am guessing he left the handbrake on as I had it adjusted 4 years ago. Surely if it was on all of the time within 4 years of driving I would have noticed very hot rear brakes and if I hadn't surely the pads would have worn out by now.
This has become a joke and I bet there are more people who have had similar experiences. I think its about time the industry is held more accountable.