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#423 of 453 Important thing to know.
Apr 21, 2012 (7:52 am)
After trying to obtain a letter of compliance from General Motors of Canada,i was informed that they no longer issue these letters. So be advised,should u desire to register a Canadian General Motors car in the U.S.,I was forced to consult a broker that knows all the ins and outs of this process,the cost for me was 350. dollars. But lucky for me ,i am located near the Canadian Border as is the broker which made the process much easier. Money well spent for me.
#424 of 453 importing a car from canada
Apr 23, 2012 (2:33 pm)
i bought a car from canada and i have the title and bill of sale and also i worked an getting the manufacturing letter and i have it now. My question is will the sos in us Mi give me a temporary liscense plate to go get the car from canada ?
#425 of 453 Purchasing a U.S made car in Canada and bringing it back into the U.S.
Apr 24, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Do I need a letter of compliance to bring a U.S. made vehicle purchased in Canada to bring back into the U.S?
The car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger was originally purchased in the U.S and brought into Canada....so now it is being purchased in Canada and being returned to the U.S.
How do I do the registration? Can the registration be transferred without going to DMV in Canada?
If so and I planning on driving it across the border into Detroit to be shipped to Arizona...what do I do about registration and license?
What is the process I have to go through to cross the border?
Thank you for the help
#426 of 453 Can anything be done with this cool old truck?
Apr 26, 2012 (7:33 pm)
Here's a scenario to ponder: Friends drive to US from Canada 15 years ago in an 85 VW double cab truck on a brief visit. When down here, the engine blows up. As the vehicle can't be driven and had other issues, he sells it to a Volkswagen buff not far away and mailed the title and a bill of sale a couple weeks later. The truck was parked in a barn and its still there to this day, 15 years later. Never fixed up. It's in need of some rust repair, and the engine needs replacement before it can be driven. Here's the question: how does one take this through US customs after 15 years?? Of course, the engine has to be replaced first, and the gas tank cleaned, but afterward can't be driven as it has no license plates or US title. Can anything be done to put this cool old truck back on the road again? How can this old truck legally be titled and put into use again here in the USA?
#427 of 453 Re: I am on TN Visa, Would like to import Canadian Vehicles to the U.S. [ataur]
May 23, 2012 (11:18 am)
I am also trying to import my Hyundai Tucson in to the U.S., did you ever manage to bring it in to the U.S. successfully? I have the Hyundai Canada letter with CMVSS standards, did you have to obtain anything else?
#428 of 453 Re: Help needed - import Canada Kia Soul to US [pamarama]
May 23, 2012 (11:34 am)
Hello, I'm trying to import my Canadian Manufactured 2009 Hyundai Tuscon into the U.S. I have the letter from Hyundai Canada CMVSS indicating that it meets all CANADIAN requirements and has not had any recalls. Is this sufficient for the people at the border crossing or will I need other documents? You mentioned you obtained a document from American Honda, would I need to do the same with my Hyundai (obtain a letter from Hyundai in the U.S.) ?
thanks for your help.
#429 of 453 Re: Important thing to know. [rathahonni]
May 23, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Do you still have the brokers name that you used? I have the same problem as you did.
#430 of 453 Re: Purchasing a U.S made car in Canada and bringing it back into the U.S. [jamjet]
May 28, 2012 (11:02 am)
I am in the process of doing the same thing. Vehicle manufactured and originally titled/registered in US for many years. Was imported to Canada and then offered for sale. I (US citizen) bought it on ebay and now need to import back to US at the Ambassador Bridge near Detroit. I called US customs there twice and received two answers:
Answer #1: Obtain a letter addressed to me from the vehicle mfr (Toyota) stating compliance with EPA emission regulations. This person was a bit nasty and even said something that was untrue: That the vehicle could receive an EPA emission test at a Toyota dealership in Ontario.
Answer #2: If the vehicle has two stickers, one from DOT (on door pillar) and one from EPA (on underside of hood), then no problem to re-import. This person was fairly friendly but somewhat authoritative in their tone and asked me intrusive questions. He also said he was too busy when I asked for more info.
I called another POE in Maine and they confirmed that answer #2 was correct. Except in the case where the EPA sticker was not present, then I would need the letter. This person was very friendly and down to earth and seemed sincerely helpful. He also said that this is the current regulation but to check with the specific POE to see if they any other (unnecessary) requirements.
I've decided to at least try to get #1 satisfied, because you never know who will be waiting at that POE and what kind of info or attitude they have.
#432 of 453 Re: I am on TN Visa, Would like to import Canadian Vehicles to the U.S. [schnizzle]
Jun 08, 2012 (8:02 am)
I am the same issue in California for my SantaFe, I appreciate if you give me some insights, i brought the car from Canada and I can't get the letter of compliance from Hyundai USA nor from Canadian one! did you get the car registered already and how?