Modification (Note 5) (see also Introduction 3.1.2: Note 3)
2. The performance of the frontal impact occupant protection system may have been affected by a modification, including an added or removed object, fitting or component, after the vehicle was manufactured if the vehicle has a GVM of 2500 kg or less and:
i. a class MA motor vehicle manufactured from 1 March 1999, or
ii a class MA motor vehicle that was less than 20 years old when it was first registered in New Zealand on or after 1 April 2002, or
iii a class MB or MC motor vehicle manufactured from 1 October 2003, and
b) is not excluded from the requirements for LVV specialist certification (Table 3-1-1).
3. A modification affects the vehicle structure – including an object or fitting affixed after manufacture that is welded to the chassis, sub-frame, cross-member or body of a monocoque structure (Note 7), and
a) is not excluded from the requirements for LVV specialist certification (Table 3-1-1), and
b) is missing proof of LVV specialist or accepted overseas certification, ie:
i. the vehicle is not fitted with a valid LVV vehicle certification plate, or
ii. the operator is not able to produce a valid modification declaration or authority card
iii. the vehicle has not been certified to an accepted overseas system as described in Technical bulletin 13 .
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