The NSW Department of Fair Trade have completed a reread of the NSW Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 and determined the following;
It is our view that the fitting of windscreens that require ADAS recalibration is ‘repair work’ under the Regulation because it is repair work that falls within the automotive electrician or motor mechanic repair classes. This is because it involves repair work on electrical systems. Therefore, to undertake windscreen recalibration work a tradesperson certificate in one of these repair classes is required.
If the ADAS is not calibrated or working properly, the driver will be unaware that the system is not functioning as designed by the manufacturer, therefore placing the driver and public at risk. Unless the person performing the diagnosis or calibration process has a full understanding of the scan tool and the mechanical / electrical components of the repair work, the repairer may inadvertently place customers at risk by presenting vehicles as repaired with underlying defects or calibration system faults.
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