Vibe 2003-2005

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Vehicle Certification Label



The vehicle certification label is permanently located on the driver-s door lock pillar. Refer to this label in order to obtain the following information:



The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
 
The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), front and rear
 

The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

The GVW is the weight of the vehicle and everything the vehicle carries. Include the following items when figuring the GVW:



The base vehicle weight (factory weight)
 
The weight of any added vehicle accessories
 
The weight of the driver and the passenger
 
The weight of any cargo being carried
 

The front and rear Gross Axle Weights (GAW) must not exceed the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR), front and ear.

The GAW is the weight exerted on one of the axles (front or rear).

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Fig. Vehicle Certification label is located on drivers door lock pillar

Vehicle Identification Number



The vehicle identification number (VIN) plate is the legal identifier of the vehicle. The VIN plate is located on the upper left hand corner of the Instrument Panel and can be seen through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle.

The VIN is comprised of a seventeen-number-and-letter code which provides the following information about the vehicle:



Position 1: Country of Origin
 
Position 2: Manufacturer
 
Position 3: Make
 
Position 4-5: Carline/Series
 
Position 6: Body Style
 
Position 7: Restraint System
 
Position 8: Engine Type
 
Position 9: Check Digit
 
Position 10: Model Year
 
Position 11: Plant Location
 
Position 12-17: Plant Sequence Number

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Fig. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is visible through the driver-s side of the windshield.

 

 
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