Odometer disclosure requirements

Published in the December 2019 issue of North American Government News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule that responds to petitions for reconsideration regarding NHTSA's October 2, 2019, final rule amending NHTSA's odometer disclosure requirements to allow States to adopt electronic odometer disclosure systems, as well as changing the time when vehicles become exempt from federal odometer disclosure requirements from ten years to 20 years. NHTSA received petitions for reconsideration from the America Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the State of Delaware Department of Transportation requesting that the agency delay the effective date of the changes to the exemption from odometer disclosure requirements for one year. After consideration of the petitions, NHTSA has decided to grant the petition. The change to the exemption from the odometer disclosure requirements will take effect on January 1, 2021 and will apply to model year 2011 and newer vehicles. The amendments in the October 2, 2019, final rule allowing States to adopt electronic odometer disclosure systems will still take effect as scheduled on December 31, 2019.

Agency Contact David Sparks 202-366-5953. Final Rule; REFERENCE: 84 FR 65017; REG: 49 CFR Parts 580; EFFECTIVE: December 31, 2019. 

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