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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

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