Mitsubishi fed (federal emmision cars)


#1

I own a vehicle locator service for new car dealerships. On some mitsubihi invoices, above the model there is a # then the word FED (which stands for federal emmisions) My question is what states can these FED cars go to and which states cannot?


#2

California leaps to mind. New York?


#3

Yes, New York requires rear window defrosters, which most cars now have, and a few other things. Cars destined for Canada (some find their way back to the US)need stronger child seat anchoring systems and daytime running lights, in addition to stronger bumpers.


#4

Usually “Federal” emissions means as opposed to California emmissions-- historically this meant that a FED car could be sold in all 49 others, but within the last few years, many other states have adopted the California requirements.


#5

For “many” read 3 or 4.

I think New York, Mass. and maybe Maine require California emissions, but I’m not an expert and the OP should probably check with either the car companies or the states themselves.