Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Vehicle Certification Label


The vehicle certification label displays the following assessments:

The name of the manufacturer (1)
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (2)
The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) (3)
The vehicle payload rating
The vehicle class type Pass Car, etc. (6)
The vehicle identification number (7)
The date of manufacture (Mo/Yr) (8)
The original equipment tire sizes and the recommended tire pressures

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the weight of the vehicle and everything it carries. Include the following items when figuring the GVW:

The base vehicle weight factory weight
The weight of the vehicle accessories
The weight of the driver and the passengers
The weight of the cargo
The gross vehicle weight must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

The front gross axle weight (GAW) is the weight exerted on the front axle. The rear gross axle weight (GAW) is the weight exerted on the rear axle. The front and rear gross axle weights must not exceed the front and rear gross axle weight ratings.

The payload rating defines the vehicle's maximum allowable cargo load. The cargo load includes the driver and the passengers. The payload rating is based on the vehicle's factory installed equipment. Deduct the weight of accessories added to the vehicle after the final date of manufacture from the payload rating.

The vehicle may have a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). The Gross Combination Weight Rating refers to the total maximum weight of the loaded tow vehicle including driver and passengers and a loaded trailer.

The vehicle tires must be the proper size and properly inflated for the load the vehicle is carrying.

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Fig. Vehicle Certification Label