Motor vehicle inspection of vehicles with gas fuel systems

From 20 May 2018, new inspection regulations regarding vehicles with gas fuel systems apply.

The inspection itself has not changed, but the change means that the inspection technician is required to inspect the tank to ensure it is properly attached and that there is no damage or leaks. Damage includes rust, abrasion damage or that the gas tank is dented somewhere or otherwise damaged.

Previously, it has not been possible to inspect gas tanks that are concealed or are encased. In order for the inspection company to carry out the inspection, you are required to uncover the gas tank prior to the inspection.

Alternatively, a garage* can uncover it, carry out the inspection and issue a certificate confirming that the gas tank and the gas fuel system in general are in working order. In connection with the motor vehicle inspection, the certificate must not be more than 15 months old.

The certificate must contain at least the following information:

  • Who or which organisation carried out the inspection, including name and address, and the competent person responsible for the inspection.
  • Information that makes it possible to clearly identity the inspected vehicle.
  • Issue date of the certificate, as well as the date when the inspection was carried out.
  • Results of visual inspection.
  • Results of functional inspection.
  • Results of leakage test using leak detection spray.

If this information is available, for example, on a service report, this could be used as a certificate.

*By garage we mean a vehicle manufacturer or an authorised representative of one, or a company engaged in post-conversion or repairs, or the inspection of gas fuel systems.

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