This email is a courtesy reminder that some of the items on the NHOST unit are consumable items such as; orange OBD cable, black OBD cable, ink cartridges. Inspection stations are responsible for keeping these consumable items on their NHOST unit in working order. These items are essential for proper operation of the inspection equipment, as both the vehicle OBD communication and VIR printout are required aspects of the inspection process.
It should be noted that damaged cables could cause a situation where either the vehicle being inspected or the NHOST unit could be adversely affected. Any such damage will be the responsibility of the station as per items 4.3 and 4.9 in the Station Agreement which read;
4.3 – “Customer shall be responsible for all costs of repair if product has been damaged by operation in a manner contrary to the instructions which accompany the product, improper or inadequate maintenance by the Customer, unauthorized modification or misuse, Customer supplied software, improper site preparation and maintenance, operation outside of the environmental specifications for the product, improper or insufficient ventilation, lightning or fluctuation in electrical power, or catastrophe or acts of God, acts of terror, or if any serial number has been removed or defaced or if any seals have been broken.”
4.9 – “The Customer shall indemnify and hold harmless GORDON-DARBY, its agents, servants, successors, and assigns from and against all losses, damages, injuries, claims, demands, and expenses, including legal expenses, of any nature arising out of the use, condition or operation of the NHOST Unit(s) by any person and defend any suit seeking such damages, even though the allegations of such suit are groundless, false, or fraudulent unless caused by GORDON-DARBY.”
It is always recommended that spares be kept on hand to avoid any “down time” while waiting for replacements.
As always, feel free to contact the NHOST Helpline, 800-383-4124, for program assistance.