The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Mr Susantha Ranatunga who works at Onehunga’s Church Street Motors and Tyres.
Church Street Motors and Tyres (company name A One Tyres n Services) retains its appointment as an Inspecting Organisation.
The suspension notice was served on Friday afternoon (November 30).
Mr Ranatunga was non-compliant in almost every area of his technical inspections. This included brakes, seatbelts, steering, lights and wipers, underbody, tyres and exhaust systems.
We are unaware of specific concerns relating to individual vehicles however, due to the poor quality of Mr Ranatunga’s 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 Rangtunga to get their vehicle rechecked.
The NZ Transport Agency will contact all 4,053 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided.
There will be no further comment on this alert.
For more information on the regulatory compliance review, visit www.nzta.govt.nz/regulatory-compliance-review