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565.7 Reporting requirements. Vehicle Identification Numbers VIN: 
Reporting requirements

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: 49CFR565.6

[Page 162-163]




Sec. 565.7 Reporting requirements.

The information collection requirements contained in this part have  been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the  provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and  have been assigned OMB Control Number 2127-0510. 

(a) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has  contracted with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to coordinate  the assignment of manufacturer identifiers. Manufacturer identifiers  will be supplied by SAE at no charge. All requests for assignments of  manufacturer identifiers should be forwarded directly to: Society of  Automotive Engineers, 400 Commonwealth Avenue, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15096, Attention: WMI  Coordinator. Any requests for identifiers submitted to NHTSA will be  forwarded to SAE. Manufacturers may request a specific identifier or may  request only assignment of an identifier(s). SAE will review requests  for specific identifiers to determine that they do not conflict with an  identifier already assigned or block of identifiers already reserved.  SAE will confirm the assignments in writing to the requester. Once  confirmed by SAE, the identifier need not be resubmitted to NHTSA. 

(b) Manufacturers of vehicles subject to this part shall submit,  either directly or through an agent, the unique identifier for each make  and type of vehicle it manufactures at least 60 days before affixing the  first VIN using the identifier. Manufacturers whose unique identifier  appears in the fourth section of the VIN shall also submit the three  characters of the first section that constitutes a part of their  identifier. (c) Manufacturers of vehicles subject to the requirements of this  part shall submit to NHTSA the information necessary to decipher the  characters contained in its VINs. Amendments to this information shall  be submitted to the agency for VINs containing an amended coding. The  agency will not routinely provide written approvals of these  submissions, but will contact the manufacturer should any corrections to  these submissions be necessary. (d) The information required under paragraph 

(c) of this section  shall be submitted at least 60 days prior to offering for sale the first  vehicle identified by a VIN containing that information, or if  information concerning vehicle characteristics sufficient to specify the  VIN code is unavailable to the manufacturer by that date, then within  one week after that information first becomes available. The information  shall be addressed to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety  Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590,  Attention: VIN Coordinator.

Courtesy of NHTSA


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