[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 49, Volume 5]
[Revised as of October 1, 2001]
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PART 565--VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REQUIREMENTS--Table of Contents
CHAPTER V--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC
SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT
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.