Check engine and driveline

  • Engine and driveline mounts or driveline components are loose, cracked, broken or are missing components or fasteners;
  • Any universal joint or securing bolts are loose or missing;
  • Engine and transmission controls are inoperative;
  • A vehicle fitted with automatic transmission is capable of being started when the transmission control is in a position to drive the vehicle;
  • A vehicle fitted with automatic transmission does not have, in the driver’s compartment, an indicator showing the transmission control position (where applicable);
  • Seals on covers between the engine and the passenger compartment are missing, distorted or damaged in a way that allows fumes to enter the passenger compartment;
  • Engine emits excessive smoke for at least 10 seconds continually at or near the discharge end of the exhaust pipe;
  • Emission control equipment is missing or inoperative;

NOTE: Modifications to emission equipment can effect smoke emission or emission of non-visible pollutants

  • Crankcase gases escape into the atmosphere (applies to petrol engines fitted with positive crankcase ventilation only);
  • The engine lets out sparks, flames, oil or fuel residue;
  • A diesel engine is not fitted with a device that prevents the engine from being started accidentally or inadvertently;
  • Fuel injection equipment, engine speed governor or any other part of an engine is adjusted so that it increases smoke;
  • Maximum road speed limiting is greater than 100kph or State and Territory instructions. See ADR 65.

NOTE: Adjustments or modifications to components of the fuel system have the potential to affect compliance of a vehicle with emission standards. The manufacturer’s advice should be sought to ensure the vehicle is kept within prescribed limits. A test to determine compliance with National Diesel Emission Standards may be undertaken in jurisdictions that have the necessary test equipment.