The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Wei Shi Du and his Mount Eden-based inspecting organisation Cityside Automotive Limited.
The NZ Transport Agency is concerned that Mr Du has been failing to carry out his inspections and certifications competently and, recently, issued a Warrant of Fitness to a vehicle with significant rust issues.
Due to the concerns around the quality of Mr Du’s inspections, 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 Cityside Automotive Limited to get their vehicles rechecked.
The NZ Transport Agency will contact around 2200 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.
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.