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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Donald Stewart McLean revoked from issuing WoFs


The NZ Transport Agency has revoked Donald Stewart McLean’s vehicle inspecting authority and that of his Invercargill based inspecting organisation, The WOF Man Limited.

Mr McLean has a history of compliance issues and upheld customer complaints relating to the poor quality of his inspections. Mr McLean failed to properly inspect brakes, exhaust systems and corrosion repairs. He also allowed his personal issuing authority to be used for Warrant of Fitness (WoFs) inspections he did not perform.

We are unaware of specific concerns relating to individual vehicles however, due to the poor quality of Mr McLean inspections there is a possibility that some vehicles may have been incorrectly passed. For this reason, we strongly encourage people who have a current Warrant of Fitness issued by Mr McLean to get their vehicle rechecked.

The NZ Transport Agency will contact all 3515 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided.

Note for customers:

The NZ Transport Agency has records of all WoF inspections. Should we have any concerns about the inspection and certification of your vehicle’s WoF we will contact you directly by both phone and letter, using the personal information recorded on the vehicle owner’s file.

If you have moved address or changed contact number in the past year and have not updated this, please do so by phoning the Transport Agency on 0800 108 809.

On our website we have further information about the regulatory compliance review and warrant of fitness information for customers: