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  Reply # 1566454 6-Jun-2016 13:15
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True,

 

perhaps most accidents result from driver error because the current system enforces mechanical standards.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1603667 3-Aug-2016 15:53
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afe66:

 

There are a number of threads along the lines of examiner A says this isn't acceptable from a safety view then followed by posts on how the owner thinks they know better and how to bypass the failure or the inference that it's ok to find another examiner who potentially had lower standards and a financial insentive to pass the vehicle.

 

And people wonder why we have crap vehicles still on the streets.

 

Should there be active penalties to the owner of a car which crashed because of a fault for which they shopped round to find a examiner with looser standards.

 

 

 

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I took a Jap import car to VTNZ one time and they failed me due to not having English instructions on the sun visor warning about airbag safety. Not a problem, though. They were happy to sell me a $2 sticker to put there to make amends.

 

I bought the sticker, stuck it on, they passed my WoF. However, the sticker was crap and fell off in the heat a few days later. I placed it back on its backing paper and put it in the glove box.

 

Next time I went to the same VTNZ (with no affixed sticker), I was prepared to go Aha!! but not a mention was made. frown

 

I threw the sticker out after that and never went back to VTNZ- that one nor any other.





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  Reply # 1603672 3-Aug-2016 15:58
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Jonski:

 

afe66:

 

There are a number of threads along the lines of examiner A says this isn't acceptable from a safety view then followed by posts on how the owner thinks they know better and how to bypass the failure or the inference that it's ok to find another examiner who potentially had lower standards and a financial insentive to pass the vehicle.

 

And people wonder why we have crap vehicles still on the streets.

 

Should there be active penalties to the owner of a car which crashed because of a fault for which they shopped round to find a examiner with looser standards.

 

 

 

A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took a Jap import car to VTNZ one time and they failed me due to not having English instructions on the sun visor warning about airbag safety. Not a problem, though. They were happy to sell me a $2 sticker to put there to make amends.

 

I bought the sticker, stuck it on, they passed my WoF. However, the sticker was crap and fell off in the heat a few days later. I placed it back on its backing paper and put it in the glove box.

 

Next time I went to the same VTNZ (with no affixed sticker), I was prepared to go Aha!! but not a mention was made. frown

 

I threw the sticker out after that and never went back to VTNZ- that one nor any other.

 

 

Ha classic!

 

Yet every time I drive at night I am blinded by cars whom I swear have their dipped headlights too high ie straight into my eyes. Is it normal for correctly dipped beams to have stray beams affecting old people like me?


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  Reply # 1603678 3-Aug-2016 16:03
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My father's Accord got failed for the same thing. He'd had it for 8 years and taken it to the same garage for every service when they picked it up. It hadn't been in an accident in his ownership other than a small nudge to the back bumper. Can only think it happened either prior to import or during the dealer's ownership. Either way that's a lot of warrants, and possibly the entry certification, that didn't find the damage.


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  Reply # 1603695 3-Aug-2016 16:18
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Linuxluver:

 

Our 1994 Honda Civic Shuttle failed a warrant yesterday because the metal in the back of the driver's seat had come through the upholstery due to wear.

 

The funny part is that it has been that way for at least 12 years and I have had no trouble getting the previous 24 warrants due to this. But I'd like a new seat ni the car, so I told him to go find one. Good luck. 1994 NZ-assembled. If he hasn't located one by Tuesday I'll take the car to the garage I used to take it to before we shifted. They had no issues with the seat. Nor the garage before that....or the one before that....and so on. 

 

 

Sounds like the perfect excuse for aftermarket seats!





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Jonski: I took a Jap import car to VTNZ one time and they failed me due to not having English instructions on the sun visor warning about airbag safety. Not a problem, though. They were happy to sell me a $2 sticker to put there to make amends. 

 

Sounds more like a money making scheme than a land transport requirement. I would have asked them to show me the piece of legislation that says all instructions and warnings must be in English. And because I'm a cheeky little $#!* I would also have asked why those instructions and warnings only have to be in English and not also in Te Reo and New Zealand sign language.


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  Reply # 1603780 3-Aug-2016 18:47
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andrew027:

 

Jonski: I took a Jap import car to VTNZ one time and they failed me due to not having English instructions on the sun visor warning about airbag safety. Not a problem, though. They were happy to sell me a $2 sticker to put there to make amends. 

 

Sounds more like a money making scheme than a land transport requirement. I would have asked them to show me the piece of legislation that says all instructions and warnings must be in English. And because I'm a cheeky little $#!* I would also have asked why those instructions and warnings only have to be in English and not also in Te Reo and New Zealand sign language.

 

 

They will have to sell a lot of $2 stickers to get rich! 

 

Not a money making scheme, but just showing that rules and safety don't necessarily go hand in hand. I have brought my car to the mechanic for WOFs for a while now.


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