What is a defect?
A defect notice can be issued by RMS, NSW Police or the EPA, when a vehicle is found to be on a public road with defects that may make them unsuitable for registration. Things like vehicle noise, vehicle modifications, bald tyres, etc are common sources of defect notices.
Clearing a defect
After repairs have been completed the vehicle must be presented to an unregistered vehicle or blueslip inspector to have the vehicle infected and the defect cleared.
What if my car is modified?
Modified vehicles require a compliance certificate (previously called an engineers report) for the modifications from an AVE (Authorised Vehicle Examiner), Signatory or VSCCS Certifier, before attending a blueslip inspection.