This comes after a malware attack on the vendor technology that issues inspection stickers.
“Applus Technologies, a vendor that facilitates vehicle inspections in Massachusetts and several other states, experienced a malware attack in several states on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, preventing vehicle inspection stations from conducting vehicle inspections,” the RMV said in a statement.
“Inspections will resume at most inspection stations at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Some inspection stations are experiencing more complex technological issues, and Applus will continue to work to resolve these issues so that inspection services can be restored as soon as possible.”
As a result, the RMV is extending a grace period for specific motor vehicle inspection requirements.
For each day lost, station owners will be compensated.
Newly purchased cars that were registered on or after March 23 will have until April 30 to get an inspection.
In a press conference, Gov. Charlie Baker stated, "We fully expect the vendor to find a way to compensate many of the folks at the dealer and the service station level who have been horribly inconvenienced by this."
RMV officials encourage people to look for any updates at mavehiclecheck.com.