Chapter 9, Section G:|
Multiple Records, Multiple VINs
Revised September 8, 2008
Multiple Records with the Same VIN
When a vehicle, trailer or manufactured home has multiple
records with the same VIN, the MVD agent should view all records and match the VIN on
the record to the VIN on the Title.
Transactions should be processed by
assigning a new “NM Vehicle Identification Number” as the primary number and
entering the “Factory VIN” as the secondary VIN.
Vehicles with Multiple VINs
At times multiple VIN’s are required to
identify a vehicle.
A first time
vehicle that has the same VIN as one in the MVD database cannot be
- If it is a 17-digit VIN one of the
two vehicles is in error. If the VIN error is the vehicle in our
database it must be corrected through the “VIN correction module”.
If the VIN from the out-of-state vehicle is in error the correction
should generally be done in that state in order to maintain the
history of the vehicle. If there is no historical value for the
vehicle and the VIN is an obvious error the correction can be made
- If the VIN is less than 17 digits
it is most likely an older vehicle. Older vehicles did not have a
regulated VIN structure prior to 1980. In this case a NM Assigned
Number must be assigned as the primary VIN and the vehicle’s
original VIN will become the secondary VIN.