under 49 CFR 591.24(f), other than by the corporation responsible for the assembly of that
vehicle or a subsidiary of such a corporation, are excluded from requirements of §565.23(b),
§565.23(c), §565.23(g), §565.23(h), §565.24 and §565.25.
§ 565.22 Definitions.
(a) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Definitions. Unless otherwise indicated, all
terms used in this part that are defined in 49 CFR 571.3 are used as defined in 49 CFR 571.3.
(b) Body type means the general configuration or shape of a vehicle distinguished by such
characteristics as the number of doors or windows, cargo-carrying features and the roofline (e.g.,
sedan, fastback, hatchback).
(c) Check digit means a single number or the letter X used to verify the accuracy of the
transcription of the vehicle identification number.
(d) Engine type means a power source with defined characteristics such as fuel utilized,
number of cylinders, displacement, and net brake horsepower. The specific manufacturer and
make shall be represented if the engine powers a passenger car or a multipurpose passenger
vehicle, or truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4536 kg. (10,000 lbs.) or less.
(e) Incomplete vehicle means an assemblage consisting, as a minimum, of frame and
chassis structure, power train, steering system, suspension system and braking system, to the
extent that those systems are to be part of the completed vehicle, that requires further
manufacturing operations, other than the addition of readily attachable components, such as
mirrors or tire and rim assemblies, or minor finishing operations such as painting, to become a
(f) Line means a name that a manufacturer applies to a family of vehicles within a make
which have a degree of commonality in construction, such as body, chassis or cab type.