A control inspection is a more thorough inspection than a roadside inspection, that the police, customer or border guard authorities may specify for a vehicle if
- a fault is found in the vehicle that causes a safety risk
- a previously issued repair reminder has not been acted upon.
A vehicle registered abroad can also be subject to a control inspection.
If a vehicle has not been taken for a control inspection within the specified time, it cannot be used in traffic before it has been approved in a control inspection.
A control inspection can be expanded from being similar to a registration inspection if there is damage to the vehicle or for other special reasons.
A control inspection carried out on a vehicle does not replace a periodic inspection. However, if a vehicle that has been instructed to undergo a control inspection can have a periodic inspection carried out, the approval of the vehicle in the periodic inspection can replace the control inspection.