Used motor vehicles
All motor vehicle traders selling used motor vehicles must ensure every vehicle has an accurate and complete Consumer Information Notice (CIN) attached to it. If selling online, the CIN must be displayed by the advertisement for that vehicle.
The Consumer Information Notice (CIN) provides consumers with information about the vehicle and the seller so that they can make better informed purchasing decisions. This is a standard format notice that must include certain information.
What is the consumer information standard for used motor vehicles?
Consumer Information Standards (Used Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (Regulations) set out who must comply with the requirements, what types of vehicles are covered and the information that must be disclosed.
What types of vehicles do the rules apply to?
Who do the rules apply to?
What are the rules?
- attached to the vehicle in a prominent place
- easily readable from outside of the vehicle
- on A4 white paper or card
- completed clearly and legibly with the correct information
- the motor vehicle trader's name and address
- the motor vehicle trader's registration number
- the auctioneer's name, if being sold at auction
- price, including GST, and any other registration and licensing costs (or "For sale by auction", or "For sale by competitive tender" if applicable)
- notification if there is a security interest registered against the vehicle
- vehicle make and model*
- vehicle year*
- engine capacity*
- actual distance travelled, or a note that the odometer reading is, or may be, inaccurate – see our fact sheet for the wording you must use
- whether the vehicle has a radio capable of receiving stations located between 88 and 108 Mhz (FM) without the use of a band expander
- vehicle identification or chassis number*
- whether the vehicle has a current warrant or certificate of fitness and the expiry date
- whether the vehicle has a current licence and the expiry date
- registration plate number*
- the year the vehicle was first registered in New Zealand*
- fuel type*
- whether the vehicle is subject to road user charges and if there are any outstanding charges for the vehicle.
- the year the vehicle was first registered overseas*
- the country where the vehicle was last registered before being imported
- whether the vehicle was recorded as damaged at the time of being imported.