...one of THE PRIMARY Risks TO MODIFIED VEHICLE OWNERS IS UNSAFE AFTERMARKET COMPONENTS.
One of the primary risks to modified vehicle owners is the availability of cheap and inferior-quality aftermarket components. These components can be already fitted to vehicles being imported into NZ, imported directly by consumers via overseas websites, or can be purchased from local sellers. Others can come from seemingly reputable manufacturers who, in an attempt to cut costs and remain competitive in this global marketplace, make changes to their manufacturing processes that introduce significant risk to motorists. Often prices of these components are inflated as retailers 'clip the ticket' on the way through, which can give the impression that the components are of better quality than the 'cheap stuff' when in fact they are no different. This section has been created to provide a way for LVVTA to notify modifiers of the components and systems available that pose a known safety risk.
This page will be updated as new risks are identified and new alerts are published. If you are aware of any safety related issue with a component or system, please contact LVVTA as soon as possible.
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