565.5 Motor vehicles imported into the United States. Vehicle Identification Numbers VIN: Motor vehicles imported into the United States
Code of Federal Regulations
Title 49, Volume 5, Parts 400 to 999
Revised as of October 1, 2000
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CHAPTER V--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT
PART 565--VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIREMENTS--Table of Contents
Sec. 565.5 Motor vehicles imported into the United States.
(a) Importers shall utilize the VIN assigned by the original
manufacturer of the motor vehicle.
(b) A passenger car certified by a Registered Importer under 49 CFR
part 592 shall have a plate or label that contains the following
statement, in characters with a minimum height of 4 mm, with the
identification number assigned by the original manufacturer provided in
the blank: SUBSTITUTE FOR U.S. VIN: ____________ SEE PART 565. The plate
or label shall conform to Sec. 565.4 (h) and (i). The plate or label
shall be permanently affixed inside the passenger compartment. The plate
or label shall be readable, without moving any part of the vehicle,
through the vehicle glazing under daylight lighting conditions by an
observer having 20/20 vision (Snellen) whose eye-point is located
outside the vehicle adjacent to the left windshield pillar. It shall be
located in such a manner as not to cover, obscure, or overlay any part
of any identification number affixed by the original manufacturer.
Passenger cars conforming to Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 115
are exempt from this paragraph.
Courtesy of NHTSA