Glenfield vehicle inspector suspended
The NZTA has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Sun-Jin Kim and his inspecting organisation - World Motors - from issuing warrants of fitness (WOFs) after it was found 1,556 vehicles were improperly inspected.
During a recent site review by the agency, an unauthorised staff member was observed inspecting vehicles.
"Kim has admitted to not using the required equipment to test brakes and lights. He also failed to correctly inspect seat belts," said the NZTA in a statement.
"We are unaware of specific concerns relating to individual vehicles however, due to the concerns around Mr Kim’s inspection practices and 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 World Motors to get their vehicle rechecked."
The NZTA will contact the affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options.
Vouchers will be provided and will be valid for six months from the date of issue.