If your Massachusetts auto inspection sticker ran out at the end of March, you’ve got to wait until next week to get it renewed. On March 30th, THE LAKE 940 learned about some local service centers being unable to print new stickers. The machines used were still down on March 31st and April 1st.
Today, the MASSRMV has announced, due to a production issue with their vendor Applus Technologies, “inspection stations will be unable to inspect vehicles Friday 4/2 through Sunday 4/4.” That means the earliest you are likely able to get your vehicle inspected would be Monday, April 5th.
Applus Technologies is in the process of fixing the issues, but has said it may “take some time to fully restore the functionality of vehicle inspections.”
“Unfortunately, incidents such as this are fairly common and no one is immune,” said Darrin Greene, CEO of Applus Technologies. “We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may cause. We know our customers and many vehicle owners rely on our technology and we are committed to restoring normal operations as quickly as possible.”
This malware attack is not only impacting those in Massachusetts, it is a nationwide system outage occurring in all states that use the Applus Technologies system.
MASSRMV has stated they have contacted law enforcement in Massachusetts “to request cooperation and discretion in citing those with an expired sticker who may have attempted to visit a station this week.”
Due to a production issue with our vendor Applus Technologies, inspection stations will be unable to inspect vehicles Friday 4/2 through Sunday 4/4. Please visit https://t.co/heK9ktsdxk for more information. pic.twitter.com/h9TgvDaWTw
— Massachusetts RMV (@MassRMV) April 1, 2021