14), combined with the three characters of the first section (positions 1, 2, and 3), shall uniquely
identify the manufacturer and type of the motor vehicle and the sixth, seventh, and eighth
characters of the fourth section (positions 15, 16, and 17) shall represent the number sequentially
assigned by the manufacturer in the production process.
§ 565.16 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
S.C. 3501 et seq. ) and have been assigned OMB Control Number 2127–0510.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has contracted with
the SAE International to coordinate the assignment of manufacturer identifiers to manufacturers
in the United States. Manufacturer identifiers will be supplied by SAE at no charge. All
requests for assignments of manufacturer identifiers should be forwarded directly to: SAE
International, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 15096, Attention: WMI
Coordinator (telephone: 724-776-4841). 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