An industry watchdog has discovered an ongoing scam that has been carried out by used-car dealers to falsely pass safety checks in order to import cars into New Zealand.
According to the news, new parts are installed into the vehicles to pass the checks, however, these parts are later illegally replaced with the previous worn-out parts just before sale.
Numerous cases in which this has happened have been found but Auckland adjudicator Christopher Cornwell says in his annual report that there is no way of knowing just how widespread this dangerous practice has become.
The Auckland Motor Vehicle Dispites Tribunal recommends that invoices for new parts are presented during testing and that old worn-out parts are handed over to be destroyed.
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Used car safety alert over switched parts