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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590,
Attention: VIN Coordinator.
Subpart C—Alternative VIN Requirements In Effect for Limited Period
§ 565.20 Purpose and scope.
This part specifies the format, content and physical requirements for a vehicle
identification number (VIN) system and its installation to simplify vehicle identification
information retrieval and to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns.
§ 565.21 Applicability.
See Subpart A of this part 572 regarding the applicability of this subpart. This part
applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers (including
trailer kits), incomplete vehicles, and motorcycles. Vehicles imported into the United States