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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
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
CITE: 49CFR565.5

[Page 160]

TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION

CHAPTER V--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

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
  

 

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