Chapter 3. Engine Manufacturers of California Vehicle Code >> Division 3.6. >> Chapter 3.
If the manufacturer of the engine of a new motor vehicle is
different from the manufacturer of the vehicle, the vehicle shall be
labeled as required by Section 9981.
For purposes of this chapter, the manufacturer of a motor vehicle
engine is different from the vehicle manufacturer if a majority of
parts, or most of the work of assembly, of the engine is provided by
a person other than the vehicle manufacturer or a subsidiary or
affiliate of the vehicle manufacturer. For purposes of this chapter,
an "affiliate" is an entity that directly, or indirectly through one
or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under
common control with, the manufacturer of the vehicle.
The manufacturer of any vehicle subject to Section 9980 shall
affix a prominent label to the vehicle stating that the engine in
the vehicle may have been manufactured by another manufacturer. The
label shall be located on or adjacent to the window sticker
identifying the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the vehicle
or, if none, it shall be located on or adjacent to the window
sticker identifying the equipment provided with the vehicle. This
label, however, is not required if the manufacturer of the engine
contained in the vehicle is disclosed in sales literature or is noted
in the sales contract.
This chapter applies only to new passenger vehicles and to
new motortrucks with an unladen weight under 6,000 pounds, except