All used MA vehicles (passenger cars) with engine capacity greater than 2 litres that are border-checked on or after 1 March will be required to have ESC as OEM equipment.
Following intensive research, VIA has now produced lists of makes and models that either:
a) definitely do not comply (Red list)
b) definitely comply (Green list), or
c) require further research (Amber list).
Vehicles on the Amber list may be fitted with a range of stability control technologies, but only some of these manufactured prior to 2006 will meet NZTA’s ESC requirements (available on the NZTA website).
If a vehicle is identified as requiring further investigation, the importer should ensure that it is physically inspected prior to purchase.
View the full ESC compliance list here.
‘VSC OFF’ on the 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser’s dashboard’s display.
The VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), has been contacted by several members as to whether the 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser has electronic stability control, (ESC).
The VIA has found that to identify vehicle stability control, (VSC), which is recognised by the NZTA as ESC, the vehicle needs to be put into low ratio 4WD and moved before the warning “VSC OFF” will come up on the dashboard’s display.
If this display comes up, the vehicle is ESC-equipped and compliant.
For any questions on this or any other ESC-related issue, please contact Technical Manager Malcolm Yorston on 0800 VIA VIA (842 842) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (IMVIA) has put out a reminder regarding the next phase of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) implementation.