Additional marking of rusty and broken VIN: to whom, when and how to do it
A few days ago, government decree No. 1653 “On approval of requirements for additional marking of a vehicle, the procedure for applying and applying it” was officially published, which introduces a mandatory requirement for owners of cars with damaged body numbers or frames for additional marking. What kind of marking is it, when should it be applied and where can it be done – we understand in advance.
WHEN DOES THE APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL LABELING COME INTO FORCE?
The decision comes into force on January 1, 2020.
WHAT LAW MAKES A LABELING REQUIREMENT?
From January 1, 2020, the law on state registration of vehicles also enters into force. Part 2 of Article 20 of this law just indicates that “in case the identification of the vehicle is impossible due to the fact that the marking of this vehicle or the marking of the main component of this vehicle is destroyed due to corrosion or repairs, or is tampered with, hidden, altered or destroyed due to unlawful actions of third parties, additional marking of the vehicle or additional marking of the main component of the vehicle is applied. ” Actually, paragraph 5 of the new requirement also refers to this law.
WHAT IS THE “BASIC VEHICLE COMPONENT”?
A description of this concept is contained in article 4 of the above law: the “main components” include the body, frame and cab. The engine, as before, is not included in this list.
HOW DOES THE ADDITIONAL MARKING LOOK AND WHERE DOES IT APPLY?
The new decree describes in detail the additional marking and the features of its application. It represents the “identification number of the vehicle (the main component of the vehicle), additionally printed on the main component of the vehicle” – that is, it is simply a re-applied number duplicating the main one. In addition to VIN itself, the additional marking includes an alphanumeric designation of the organization that carried out its application. This designation is applied “in one line with the identification number through the separator (for example, the” * “sign) or in a separate line under the identification number with the beginning and end of the specified separator.”
Marking is applied to “vehicle components that have not been dismantled and / or changed” in the immediate vicinity of the factory marking, and in the absence of technical ability to do this, select “the closest suitable place for this.”
WHERE CAN I APPLY AN EXTRA LABELING?
According to the new resolution, additional marking is carried out:
certification bodies and testing laboratories (centers) accredited to perform work to assess the conformity of products with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Customs Union. You can find such organizations working specifically with cars as part of the technical regulation of the Customs Union 018/2011 “On the safety of wheeled vehicles”, for example, here;
organizations that are manufacturers of vehicles included in the Russian part of the unified register of authorized bodies issuing passports (electronic passports) of vehicles.
WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR LABELING?
Before contacting an authorized organization for additional marking, the car owner must have in his hands a statement with which he applied to the traffic police for registration actions. If damaged numbers are found, even subject to an examination, registration will be denied, and the application will contain information:
on the grounds for additional marking;
the established vehicle identification number assigned by the vehicle manufacturer;
about identification elements (seals, seals, tags) fixed by officials of the departments of the State traffic inspectorate on fixed parts of the vehicle.
Having on hand a statement with the above information, the car owner turns to an authorized organization for additional marking, providing the following:
statement described above;
passport or other identification document (for authorized representatives of the vehicle owner – an additional document certifying his authority to represent the interests of the owner);
a vehicle with seals imposed by officials of the unit of the State traffic inspectorate.
Based on the results of additional marking by the organization, the vehicle owner is issued a certificate of its application (in accordance with the form approved in the resolution), which he contacts the traffic police for registration actions.