Car VIN help!

Raj Diocee audiocee at
Wed Jul 18 15:57:26 EDT 2001

Hey guys/gals,

I'm a little bit worried on this. I am trying to register my vehicle in the 
US, I brought the car down from Manitoba, Canada.  I am the owner of the 
vehicle and have been for the past 7 years, and it is currently registered 
in Canada. To register it here, I need to get a certificate that says it 
conforms to US DOT/EPA rules. I can only get this from the manufacturer 
(AoA).  When calling and faxing AoA all of my car info, they replied that my 
VIN is invalid. I don't understand how this could be true.  I checked on 
Carfax, and they've got all the info for my VIN. I then called US Customs to 
find out what I could do next. They said the VIN should be in a couple of 
places (winshield, doorjam, firewall).

Now here's my prob, the winshield and doorjam have the following VIN: 
WAUFB0818EA074573(this is the one currently on my canadian registration, and 
the one that AoA said was invalid). The firewall has this VIN: 
WAUZZZ81ZEA074573. Are our cars supposed to have 2 VIN's? What's going on? 
If I try the WAUZZZ... VIN on carfax, I get an invalid entry message, but 
the WAUF... VIN works ok? I'm really confused.

Any info on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Raj AUDIocee
1984 4000s 2wd, 2.2L 5cyl, 5spd, 4door
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