NSW INDUSTRY ALERT
In NSW there has been a determination made under the Motor Vehicle and Repairers Act 2013.
That auto glaziers do not hold an appropriate qualification that provides them with the adequate skills and knowledge to complete recalibration of forward facing cameras on a motor vehicles during the windscreen replacement process.
The AGA continues to be in consultation with the relevant Ministers and NSW Fair Trade.
Read our Response.....
What does this mean for the Auto Glazing industry?
This will mean that Automotive Glaziers cannot complete this repair work as part of the windscreen repair process in the future, potentially returning vehicles to customers with replaced/new windscreen glass, but without a recalibrated ADAS system (to manufacturer guidelines) as it must then be performed in another step by a "Motor Mechanic and "Automotive Electrician" generally at other premises or location. This poses a significant risk to the motoring and pedestrian population. Challenges in manufacturing booking capacity and processes as well as the logistics of a potentially two-staged windscreen replacement process will be a deterrent to have the 2nd key step of recalibrating the ADAS system skipped in many instances.
The AGA have been in discussions with NSW Fair Trade and have sent a letter to the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation.
Letter to Minister!
Despite the ever-increasing proliferation of ADAS, which is now a common feature on nearly all new cars, there has been a lack of clear information on how to approach the repair of these safety-critical systems.
To fill that void Thatcham Research has issued a position to enable the automotive industry to efficiently and safely repair ADAS:
The AGA recommends adherence to the "Thatcham Code of Practice"
• Name and address of the repairer.
• Name and address of 3rd party contracted to complete the inspection, realignment and calibration if outsourced.
• Vehicle make and model.
• Vehicle registration.
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle Mileage.
• Date of calibration.
• The competent person’s recordable proof of competence.