By Pamela Bacon
February 24, 2021
Motor Vehicle Information:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Odometer Rule Changes Disclosure Exemption from 10 to 20 years which began on January 1, 2021.
On October 2, 2019 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule on Odometer Disclosure Requirements. One of the most important and immediate impacts of the final rule affecting all U.S. jurisdictions is new requirements regarding the capture of mileage disclosure for a significant number of previously exempted vehicles.
The final rule amends 49 CFR 580.17 and changes the odometer disclosure exemption from ten years to twenty years. This portion of the rule affects all jurisdictions regardless of their electronic titling intentions and provides an implementation methodology to incrementally expand the number of vehicles subject to odometer capture beginning January 1, 2021.
The new 20-year odometer capture exemption requirements apply only to vehicles that are 2011 model year or newer. Vehicles manufactured with a 2010 model year or older are eligible to be exempt under the 10-year exemption.
Beginning January 1, 2021 and every calendar year thereafter, states will be required to capture odometer disclosures for model year 2011 and later vehicles. No additional model year vehicles beyond model year 2010 will become eligible for exemption until January 1, 2031.
Colorado is in compliance with the new odometer disclosure requirements. For states that are not able to meet the programming requirements by January 1, 2021, when a title is transferred into Colorado from one of these states, Colorado will be carrying forward the odometer indicator from the previous jurisdiction.
What does this mean to you? If your vehicle is a model 2001 or older the odometer can be exempt but if the vehicle is a 2002 model or newer, you must show odometer when transferring title.
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