Have you been looking to sell your car but require something called a Puspakom B5 report? Despite sounding incredibly complicated, it actually isn’t. Fear not as we have provided a guide for anyone looking to send their vehicle for inspection at Puspakom.
What is the B5 report and why do you need one?
The Road Transport Act 1987 requires all private vehicles to undergo Transfer of Ownership Inspection at Puspakom prior to ownership transfer. This inspection helps to protect the new vehicle owner from buying or owning an unlawful vehicle such as cut and joint vehicle.
Road and Transport Department of Malaysia (JPJ) requires the B5 report for ownership transfer.
What documents are required?
You will need:
- Original vehicle registration card/ Vehicle ownership certificate.
- Vehicle for inspection.
- The owner can get a representative to bring in the vehicle for inspection. The representative is then required to hand in a completed and signed ‘third party authorisation’ form by the owner during the inspection visit.
How do you arrange for an inspection appointment?
You could either walk in without an appointment or book an inspection reservation online at the MyPuspakom website. During registration, you will be prompted to fill in vehicle and owner details, upload relevant documents, select a branch and slot, and finalise with an online payment via Credit or Debit card. The fee is RM 30 for the Ownership Transfer Inspection and an additional RM 3.50 for the online booking fee.
What do you do during inspection day?
- If you made an online appointment through MyPuspakom, just proceed to the dedicated lane and scan the QR code at the scanner terminal.
- Proceed to the registration counter where your documents will be verified.
- Puspakom’s vehicle examiners will then take your car to the inspection lane where they will:
- Check Identification – Verify and confirm the identity of the vehicle by checking registration, chassis and engine numbers against the documentation.
- Tinted Glass Test – Measure visible light transmission (VLT) rating of windscreens and windows in accordance with regulatory requirements. As of publication, the VLT regulations from Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) allow 70% for the front windscreen, 50% for the front side windows, and up to 0% VLT on the rear windows and rear windscreen.
- Above and Under Carriage inspection – Upper and underbody of the vehicle will be examined to ensure roadworthiness and that it has not been cut and joined.
The inspection process will take about an hour and once completed, Puspakom will issue a computer-generated vehicle inspection report. The report will be valid for 60 days. Upon exceeding the validity period, the vehicle needs to be re-inspected for a new report.
If you are uncertain as to what type of inspection is required for your vehicle, you can contact Puspakom directly at 1800-88-6927.
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