Originally Posted by NHTSA | July 30, 2019
SUBJECT: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY REDUCED LABEL - REVISED
This bulletin supersedes TSB-18-00-003, issued April, 2018, to add updated information.Revisions are italicized and indicated by ◄.
PURPOSE National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations require a label showing the reduction in load carrying capacity be affixed to vehicles when the total net weight of accessories is more than 1.5 percent of the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or 100 lbs. whichever is less (accessory weight threshold). The label is only required if accessories are added before, or at the time the vehicle is first sold. It is not required if accessories are installed by the dealer after the vehicle is first sold.
Under the NHTSA requirement, it is the dealer's responsibility to calculate the total weight of accessories installed before the first retail sale and to ensure compliance with the requirement.
AFFECTED VEHICLES All U.S. models with accessories added.
PORT INSTALLED ACCESSORIES MMNA will provide the net weight of accessories installed by port processors on the vehicle invoice and Monroney label. If port installed accessories exceed the accessory weight threshold (1.5% of GVWR or 100 lbs, whichever is less), MMNA port processors will affix a Load Carrying Capacity Reduced label to the vehicle as required by the regulation. If a dealer installs additional accessories, they must:
1. Perform the calculations as explained in this TSB.
2. Fill out the Load Carrying Capacity Reduced label.
3. Affix it to the vehicle COVERING any port installed label.
The following statement will be added to the invoice of all vehicles when accessories are port installed, regardless of whether or not the accessory weight threshold is exceeded:
ALERT: PORT INSTALLED ACCESSORIES NET CUMULATIVE WEIGHT IS XX.X LBS. ADD TO THIS AMOUNT THE WEIGHT OF ANY DEALER INSTALLED ACCESSORIES AND DETERMINE YOUR NEED TO APPLY A “REDUCED CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY” LABEL REQUIRED BY FMVSS 571.110.
The net “Cumulative Accessory Weight” will also be shown at the bottom of the Monroney label if the accessory weight threshold is exceeded. Port processors will affix a Load Carrying Capacity Reduced label to a vehicle only if the accessory weight threshold is exceeded and indicated on the Monroney label.
NOTE: Dealers should always refer to the vehicle invoice when they add accessories to any vehicle where no weight is listed on the Monroney.
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