[Es2] importing car from canada problems

Elijahallen92 at aol.com Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Thu Dec 2 17:46:40 EST 2004

 Well, that sucks. So since the car did not come with an airbag I  either 
have to have one installed or import the car as an offroad vehicle? Or  find 
someone in Canada that wants to buy it. Man, I never though about this when  I got 
myself into this project. Not real smart on my part.

In a message dated 12/2/2004 8:04:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
davekase at pdqlocks.com writes:

If the  car was made later than 9/89, it must be a car that came factory 
with an  airbag.  The date of manufacture can be found on the driver's 
door  opening.  Please note wording...

One of the letters in the VIN  designate that the car was factory equipt 
with an airbag, the car must  have this designation if made after 9/89.  
If the car originally came  without an airbag you are required to have a 
bunch of paper work showing  that one was installed.  If the car was 
originally equipt with an  airbag and it has since been removed, you may 
still get it in the  country.  I know of one car that was brought in like 
this.   Customs looked at the VIN and callled it good!

As you may notice, I  have BTDT a few years ago.  I went to try and get 
the link for you  but I can no longer find the info onthe 9/89 date.  
Looks like you  have found what I found:  

Well, good  luck.
Dave K.
wanted to import 1991 Canadian non-airbag Coupe in  1998...

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