Vue 2002-2005

Vehicle Certification Label


The vehicle certification label is located on the driver door and displays the following

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

The gross vehicle weight (GVW) is the weight of the vehicle and everything it carries. The gross vehicle weight must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Include the following items when figuring the GVW:

The base vehicle weight (factory weight)
The weight of all vehicles accessories
The weight of the driver and the passengers
The weight of the cargo
Name of Manufacturer
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Gross Axle Weight Rating (Front, Rear)
Canadian Safety Mark (w/RPO Z49)
Certification Statement
Vehicle Class Type (Pass Car, etc.)
Vehicle Identification Number
Date of Manufacture (Mo/Yr)

The tire placard label is located on the center pillar and displays (9-12) specified occupant seating positions, maximum vehicle capacity weight, original equipment tire size and tire pressure, front , rear and spare (cold).

The vehicle service parts identification label is located in the driver side rear door. The label is use to help identify the vehicle original parts and options.

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Fig. Placement of vehicle identification label

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Fig. Vehicle Certification, Tire Place Card, Anti-Theft and Service Parts ID labels

The Federal law requires that General Motors label certain body parts on this vehicle with the VIN. The purpose of the law is to reduce the number of motor vehicle thefts by helping in the tracing and recovery of parts from stolen vehicles.

The anti-theft label must be covered before any painting, and rustproofing procedures, and uncovered after the procedures. Failure to follow the precautionary steps may result in liability for violation of the Federal Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard and possible suspicion to the owner that the part was stolen.

Labels are permanently affixed to an interior surface of the part. The label on the replacement part contains the letter R, the manufacture's logo, and the DOT symbol.