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Importing Vehicles and Engines into the U.S.

Locating the Vehicle Emissions Label

The EPA vehicle emissions label is entitled "Vehicle Emission Control Information" and contains the name and trademark of the manufacturer and an unconditional statement of compliance with EPA emission regulations. Figures 2 and 3 show an example of the label used for model year vehicles produced before and after 2007, respectively.

Light-duty Vehicles and Light-duty Trucks

Motor vehicles have an emission label located under the hood or in the engine compartment.


Motorcycles have an EPA emissions label, located in a readily accessible location, e.g., under the seat, on the frame, or in the glove box of the motorcycle or motor scooter.

Heavy-duty Vehicles and Engines

Heavy-duty vehicles or engines have an EPA emissions label on the block of the engine.

Example Emission Label for Some 2007 and Earlier Model Year Vehicles

Example Emission Label for Some 2007 and Later Model Year Vehicles

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