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LVVTA Safety Alerts

...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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  • Safety Alerts are released by LVVTA when a system or component being offered for sale is found to be unsafe. This list will be added to over time, and is not a full and final list of all poor quality parts, but a section where known issues can be publicly notified.
    • Steering

    • COUNTERFEIT STEERING WHEELS AND QUICK-RELEASE BOSS KITS
      Poor quality aftermarket steering wheels, and quick-release boss kits - Click to read more >>>

      'FLAMING RIVER' 1955-1957 (Tri-5) CHEVROLET AFTERMARKET STEERING RACK KIT
      Poorly designed steering rack conversion kit - Click to read more >>>


  • KIT CAR STEERING COLUMN SHAFTS
    Poorly constructed steering column shafts in imported vehicles - Click to read more >>>


  • 'BORGESON' MODIFIED (WELDED) POWER STEERING BOXES
    Welded OEM steering boxes modified to suit different vehicles - Click to read more >>>


  • TIE-ROD EXTENDER
    Welded aftermarket tie-rod end adaptors - Click to read more >>>


  • STEERING COLUMN SUPPORT BRACKET (DROPPER)
    Substandard quality steering column dropper - Click to read more >>>

  • ‘CPP’—BRAND STEERING COUPLERS
    Welded aftermarket steering couplers - Click to read more >>>

  • SUSPENSION

  • ‘TCI’—BRAND INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION FAILURE
    Catastrophic failure of a TCI-brand independednt front suspension assembly - Click to read more >

    • Brakes

      • WELDED AFTERMARKET BRAKE BOOSTER PUSH-RODS
        Poorly welded push-rod in aftermarket brake booster - Click to read more >>>

       

      • Wheels & Tyres

      • AFTERMARKET ALUMINIUM WHEEL NUTS
        Aftermarket aluminium wheel nut failures - Click to read more >>>

      • Seatbelts

        NON-COMPLIANT SEATBELTS - Manufactured by Changzhou BWD and imported and distributed by Business Ventures Limited (BVL).
        The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has issued an alert advising of non-compliant aftermarket seatbelts which have been found to fail during testing and so do not meet an approved safety standard - Click to read more >>>

      • COUNTERFEIT FULL-HARNESS SEATBELTS
        Poor quality unsafe counterfeit race harnesses- Click to read more >>>

         

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