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Automotive and Powersports

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.
Amazon does not allow the sale of motor vehicles that are required to be registered. However, you are generally permitted to sell automotive parts and other products in the automotive and powersports categories if they comply with applicable legal requirements such as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and California Air Resources Board regulations.

Examples of permitted listings

  • New catalytic converters that are certified to conform to the Clean Air Act standards
  • New tires that meet the Compliance Checklist for Tires below
  • Automotive batteries
  • Portable fuel containers certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Motor vehicles that are required to be registered
  • Portable fuel containers not certified by the EPA
  • Products that are designed to defeat, bypass, or otherwise interfere with law enforcement, vehicle or road safety features, or other legal requirements, such as:
    • Photo blocker sprays or license plate covers that are intended to obscure the reading or recognition of a license plate
    • Products intended to defeat, bypass, or shut down emission control devices, including oxygen simulators and CAT, DPF or EGR delete kits
    • Products intended to override malfunction indicator lights
    • Products intended to affect traffics signals
    • Products designed to intentionally block, jam, or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications, such as GPS jammers
    • Products intended to alter odometers
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits
  • Used tires
  • Products that do not meet the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)
    • Example: Motorcycle helmets that do not meet FMVSS 218
  • Driver's licenses and other government-issued identification cards
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates
  • In California: engines, aftermarket, performance, and add-on parts and gas cans that are not compliant with California Air Resources Board requirements
  • In California and Washington: motor vehicle brake pads that are not certified by the manufacturer for compliance with state laws and regulations restricting the concentration of copper, certain heavy metals, and asbestos in such products
  • Vehicle airbags, airbag covers, airbag inflators, and airbag components
  • Vehicle seat belts and seat belt components
  • Engine coolant or antifreeze products that contain more than 10 percent ethylene glycol and do not contain a bittering agent
  • Wheel weights containing lead in certain jurisdictions

Compliance Checklist for Tires

  • Tires must comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Tires must be in a new, unused, and undamaged condition, with no original manufacturer labels or stickers removed prior to their sale
  • Tires must never have been mounted to any wheel, meaning any wheel or rim that is a metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated
  • Tires must have a valid U.S. Department of Transportation Tire Identification Number (TIN) which has not been altered
  • Tires must have been manufactured no more than three years prior to the date of their sale, according to the manufacturing date listed in their TIN
  • Tires may not be sold more than two years before the expiration of their original manufacturer warranty, if any
  • To comply with tire registration requirements, you will:
    • Provide all tire manufacturers with purchasers’ names and the TINs of each tire they purchase, OR provide each tire purchaser with a paper tire registration form that states the entire TIN of the tire(s) sold to the purchaser, and your name and street address, e-mail address or website
    • Provide assistance as needed to enable Amazon’s compliance with the tire identification and recordkeeping obligations

Additional useful information

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Last updated 02/25/2020

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