All Cars to be Checked in Showrooms Before Being Sold, Says RTA
As a part of the new project by the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA), all the car showrooms in Dubai will have to check the entire vehicle for faulty issues before they can be delivered to the customer. The project aims to avert any overlooked manufacturing defects in the cars.
Under the RTA’s project, every showroom has to set up a counter for providing technical checks of the cars apart from exclusive numbers and registration.
Director, Vehicle Licensing, RTA, Sultan Al Marzouqi, said that the new service is expected to be a part of the standard routine in all the Dubai showrooms by October.
As per the statement given to a local Arabic paper by Al Marzouqi, the project includes technical checks as well as selling of exclusive number plates to the buyers.
The project has been based on enhancing the safety of the vehicles on the Dubai roads. Hence, the RTA will coordinate with all the showrooms for conducting checks for any plausible manufacturing defects.
“In the past few years, there have been multiple issues regarding manufacturing defects in some of the major US as well as European companies. While a few of the defective cars reached UAE, but the concerned authority took preventive measures for checking the safety of the vehicles.” Al Marzouqi added.
Al Marzouqi further said that the project will make it easier for the showroom or authority to return any defective vehicles back to the vehicle manufacturers even before the buyers took possession of the defective vehicles.
The project will require a clear system for coordination with the showrooms and the RTA’s vehicle licensing arm is cooperating with the showrooms. The coordination involves development of necessary electronic system for successful implementation of the project. The expected project completion date has been set for the third quarter of 2017.