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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), carries out various motor vehicle and highway safety programs, including the investigations of possible odometer tampering on motor vehicles.

SPIN is a file system to gather information to be used in allegations of odometer fraud. It is maintained by the Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation (OFI) for use in criminal investigations and to support criminal prosecutions by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was completed in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 because SPIN maintains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from members of the public.  The information collected in the system includes information about suspects, defendants, witnesses, informants, motor vehicles, automobile dealers, victims and other related data obtained through Federal grand jury subpoenas.

DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability. If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page, please contact
Last updated: Monday, April 8, 2024