TVR Sports Cars—Chimaera

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
PRWDCC4P8TD011011 PRWDCC4PXTD011012 PRWBA01R0WM001000 PRWDCC4P0TL011056 PRWDCC4P3TL011052 PRWBA01R2WM001001 PRWBA04R8XM001002 PRWBA01R2XM001002 PRWBA04R4XM001000 PRWBA01R4XM001003 PRWBA01R9XM001000 PRWBA04R6XM001001 PRWBA01R0XM001001 PRWBA04RXXM001003 PRWBA04R1XM001004 PRWBA01R6XM001004 PRWBA04R3XM001005 PRWBA01RXXM001006 PRWBA01R8XM001005 PRWDCC4P0TL011062 PRWBA01R1XM001007 SDLBA04R3WB001155 SDLBA03R1WB001026 SDLAA04R4WB001032 SDLAA04R6WB001033 SDLDCC4P3VL012345

What are the defects?

These vehicles are not known to comply with Australian Design Rule 69/00 Full Frontal Impact Occupant Protection which is an import safety standard. The compliance plate fitted to the vehicle is therefore not valid.

In these circumstances the compliance plate should be removed from the vehicle. This would indicate that the vehicle does not meet the roadworthy requirements of the States and Territories and thus the registration would be cancelled and could not be renewed.

In this particular case the Administrator of Vehicle Standards has decided to allow the compliance plate to remain on the vehicles provided that an additional placard indicating the non-compliance is placed adjacent to the compliance plate in the engine bay.

What are the hazards?

Full frontal impact occupant injury.

What should consumers do?

TVR out of business. Department of Transport & Regional Services is conducting the recall. Where the vehicle is currently registered the Department will send the required placard to the registered keeper of the vehicle. The registered keeper is required to affix the placard to the vehicle adjacent to the compliance plate in the engine bay.

Where the vehicle is not registered the Department will supply a placard on demand. Meanwhile the vehicle will not be able to be registered.

For further information please contact Lawrence Glynn on 02 6274 7489 or

TVR Sports Cars P/L
Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Product category