Subject: Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984 Models: 911 Carrera/911 Turbo/928S 1986
Bulletin Number: 86 – 01
Congress passed this act which requires that certain new cars and their replacement parts be marked in a way that would prevent theft rings and chop shops from disposing of parts easily. The act is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the manufacturer certifies compliance by means similar to the safety certification.
The marking begins as of Production Date: Sept. 1., 1986
Porsche models involved are:
Parts to be marked are:
Bumpers – front and rear
Fenders/Quarter Panels – front and rear
Doors – left and right
Hood and Rear Hatch
Engine and Transmission Housing
The marking and their location differs between “Original part on new car” and “Replacement part”. Refer to pages 2 to 9.
All original parts show vehicle VIN. Replacement parts show the symbol
on a special label with a clear plastic mask. It is the dealers’ responsibility to remove the label after painting or undercoating the replacement part so that the marking is clearly legible.
Factory rebuilt engines and transmissions utilizing already marked housings won’t have new markings.
When replacing marked parts dealer may use:
- Marked Porsche replacement parts
- Marked after-market parts
- Unmarked Porsche parts which were in stock before April 1986
When repairing marked parts the original markings must still be legible.
When installing unmarked replacement parts from dealer inventory, marked parts from another car or rebuilt engines or transmissions on marked cars, the dealer should provide the customer with detailed documentation, e.g explanation on Repair Invoice.
This law also applies to U.S tourist vehicles repaired outside of the U.S.A.
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