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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 automotive and powersports products that comply with applicable legal requirements such as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Clean Air Act.

Examples of permitted listings

  • Automotive batteries
  • New tires that meet the following Compliance Checklist:
    • 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
  • Parts that, when used alone and in conjunction with other parts, retain the full functionality of emissions control equipment
  • Portable fuel containers certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Vehicle accessories, such as floor mats and wiper blades

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Motor vehicles that are required to be registered
  • Used tires
  • Vehicle airbags, airbag covers, airbag inflators, and airbag components
  • Vehicle seat belts and seat belt components
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits
  • Products that may interfere with the proper operation of a vehicle’s emissions control systems, including but not limited to:
    • Any product, part, or kit that eliminates, deletes, or alters the effectiveness of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) system; selective reduction catalyst (SCR) system; or exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, valve, or cooler
    • Any product, part, or kit that removes, deletes, or alters the effectiveness of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system or catalytic converter (CAT)
    • Any product, part, or kit that alters the full operation and functionality of a vehicle, motorcycle, or engine’s onboard diagnostic (OBD) system as it relates to emissions controls
    • Delete tuners (also called programmers) and tunes (also called programs and calibrations)
    • Delete kits, pipes, hardware, gaskets, spacers, and/or plugs
    • EGR block off plates
    • Turbo-back exhaust parts and kits
    • Down-pipe back exhaust parts and kits
    • Throttle valve delete kits
    • Oxygen simulators
    • Oxygen sensor plugs, spacer adapters, and extenders
    • Crankcase ventilation reroute plugs and kits
    • Any product, part, tuner, tune, or kit that removes, alters, or overrides malfunction indicator lights
  • Products 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 intended to obscure the reading or recognition of a license plate
    • Products intended to affect traffic signals
    • Products designed to intentionally block, jam, or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications, such as GPS jammers
    • Products intended to alter odometers
  • Products that do not meet the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), such as motorcycle helmets that do not meet FMVSS 218
  • Engine coolant or antifreeze products that contain more than 10 percent ethylene glycol and do not contain a bittering agent
  • Portable fuel containers not certified by the EPA
  • Driver's licenses and other government-issued identification cards
  • Disabled parking placards, tabs, or plates
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates
  • Car seat heating pads (cushioned pad with a heating element powered by a connection to a vehicle DC jack, USB port, internal battery, or external power bank)

Examples of listings that may be subject to geographical sales restrictions

You must also comply with state and local laws applicable to the jurisdiction into which your products are sold as well as the jurisdiction from which you ship. Examples of products that may be subject to additional state or local regulation include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Wheel weights containing lead
  • In California: engines, aftermarket, performance, and add-on parts and gas cans that are not compliant with California Air Resources Board requirements

Additional resources

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Last updated 09/17/2020

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