JEVIC Inspection Criteria for Uganda

Uganda Roadworthiness Inspection Criteria for Vehicles exported from Japan to Uganda

All used vehicle(s) exported to Uganda from Japan must pass the JEVIC Roadworthiness Inspection (RWI), as regulated by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), prior to export. The criteria includes the following;

IMPORTANT: Any vehicle not inspected in Japan and arriving in Uganda will incur a fee calculated on 15% CIF and be subject to inspection upon arrival by UNBS.

1) Vehicles

a) All vehicles include; motorcycles, small vehicles, passenger vehicles, commercial,
multi-purpose vehicles (includes trucks and buses).
b) Parts and components of the vehicle operate as manufactured.
c) Vehicle(s) to be presented in a clean manner. Engine to be washed so the VIN and
Engine number can be identified.
d) No CFCs (R12)
e) No Age Limitation
f) RHD / LHD vehicles are accepted.
g) Vehicle must not be contaminated with radiation.

2) Required Document

a) The vehicle must be presented with an original Export Certificate.

3) Details of Inspection

a) Visual Inspection

i) General Appearance

 Cosmetic corrosion will not need to be painted.
 No repair that detracts from the general appearance of the car (such as taping).
 No excessive damage to a panel and vehicle structure.
*Painting color needs to be the same as the one of vehicle body, and completed not to
detract the appearance.
 No sharp or dangerous projections (including broken aerial, cross-section surface of
damaged parts, etc).
 No missing parts.
 No excessive loose parts.

ii) Doors

 To be able to open and close smoothly.
 All components are fixed firmly.
 To be able to lock.
 Power operated doors to be able to be operated manually.
 Draft excluders and weather rubbers are present and working.
 Sliding doors are able to be secured in the open position.

iii) Interior

 All door, interior linings and upholstery are free from excessive damage (such as
open tears and staining).
 Not containing a large amount of rubbish.
 Components are not to have any deterioration, looseness, and other excessive
 To be equipped with safety belts that function correctly.
 No corrosion that affects the strength (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g.
painting with chassis black (paster)).
* Standard of corrosion of cargo compartment for commercial vehicles, such as a van, it
is the same as that of trucks. (Refer to Truck section)

iv) Suspension / Underside

 No corrosion that affects the strength (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g.
painting with chassis black (paster)).
* Excluding areas predetermined to rust (only unprotected from manufacture. e.g. surface
of differential case).
 No leakage of water, oil and fuel.
 No tear’s of the boots or bushes.
 No loose mounts.
 Shock absorbers operate normally.

v) Exhaust System

 No leakage.
 No excessive noise.

vi) Tyres

 Correct size for the vehicle.
* Rejected – the tyres shall not touch the body.
 No cracking, bulging or tear in the fabric which is more than 25mm longer or 10% of tread width.
 Tread more than 1.6mm.
 Fixed to the vehicle firmly.
 Correctly inflated.

vii) Engine Bay

 No fluid leakage including water, oil, or fuel.
 Not containing a large amount of rubbish.
 No excessive noise or vibration, and mechanisms functioning correctly.
 No corrosion to any significant parts (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g. painting with chassis black (paster)).
 No excessive deterioration or damage to the belts.
 No fluid leakage from or sulphation of the battery.

All wiring and cables to be properly fixed.

viii) Instrumentation

 Displayed mileage must be the actual traveled.
 All functioning correctly.
 Main bulbs working (such as warning lamps and odometer display).
 No warning lamps to remain on after the engine is started.

ix) Accessory (such as Air condition, Power window, Horn, etc)

 All functioning correctly.

x) Lighting

 All bulbs working.
 Switches functioning correctly.
 No damage to lenses such as cracks etc.

xi) Reflectors

 Rear reflectors need to be colored red.
 Front or middle reflectors need to be colored in orange.
 Securely attached.

xii) Mirrors

 To be able to retracted backwards.
 If able to be stowed; operating correctly.
 Securely attached.

xiii) Wipers

 Function correctly in accordance with switch operation.
 No excessive corrosion (if corrosion present this must be painted e.g. painting with
chassis black (paster)).
 Rubber blade functioning correctly.
* Rejected – deterioration of rubber blade.

xiv) Glazing

 No crack longer than 15cm in the front windscreen.
 No crack longer than 2cm or “star” damage diameter greater than 1.5cm immediately
in the drivers line of vision.
 The glass of the windscreen, driver’s window and front passengers window will be of
clear glass (except for original manufacturers color).
* Rejected – any tinted films and stickers.
 Marked with appropriate safety standards (such as JIS).: within +/-3km/h(driving at more than 20km/h)

b) Inspection Using Testing Equipment

i) Side Slip
Side Slip : 5mm in/out for 1m travel
ii) Speed meter
Reading : between 15~25km/h(driving at 20km/h)
Deflection : within +/-3km/h(driving at more than 20km/h)

iii) Brake

Sum of main brake : more than 50% of mass (vehicle weight+55kg)
Sum of parking brake : more than 20% of mass (vehicle weight +55kg)
Sum of rear wheel brake : more than 10% of axis weight
Front Pull : within 8% of axis weight
(front: axis weight+55kg / rear: axis weight)

iv) Headlight Illuminance

4 lights : > 12000cd
2 lights (available low beam light at the same time) : > 12000cd
2 lights (not available low beam light at the same time) : > 15000cd
Light axis
To be set within 10m from the front of the vehicle.

v) Exhaust


CO : under 3.5%
HC : under 1200ppm

Diesel (metered smoke test)

Turbocharged : within 53%
Non-turbo : within 48%
c) Operational Testing
i) Abnormality at driving
No excessive noise or abnormality when driving the vehicle.
ii) Abnormality at idle
No excessive noise or abnormality when vehicle is at idle.

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