If you have a heavy vehicle that has been issued a defect notice you will need to follow the instructions specific to the notice as the process to clear the notice may differ between a heavy vehicle and a light vehicle.
Defect notices for light vehicles are issued by:
Defect Notices for heavy vehicles are issued by;
If they believe that a vehicle is:
You must follow the requirements of the defect notice.
This will state:
Please refer to the defect notice for information on instructions for forwarding your defect clearance.
A major defect is issued when further use of the vehicle on public streets:
A yellow defective vehicle sticker will also be affixed to your vehicle.
A minor defect is issued when further use of the vehicle on public streets:
Both major and minor defects:
Yes, for both minor and major defects if the registration has not been suspended or cancelled (see below) there is no restriction on renewal or transfers. However, the vehicle will remain recorded as defective and the conditions must still be followed.
If a defect is not cleared within the timeframe (shown on the notice) steps will begin to suspend and/or cancel the registration of your vehicle. You will be sent information to let you know what is happening prior to the suspension or cancellation taking place