I have a Y reg diesel Focus which is exPolice. It's great. As police
dont pay road tax the log book v5 doesnt have all the emmission stuff
in with regard to the low rate of excise tax.
I have been in touch with my local DVLA and they told me to get the
info from Ford.
I wrote to Ford and they told me to go to a dealer.
I went to the dealer with the Ford letter. Eventually (3 months later)
the dealer sent the stuff to the DVLA Swanse.
The DVLA have now come back and said it must come from the
I am going round in circles.
I have now had the car for 12 months and am still paying the higher
excise rate. I believe that I need a Certificate of Conformity which
comes from the manufacturer when the car is made or a letter from Ford
confirming the emmission details..
Does anyone know how I can get either document from Ford and get the
DVLA to change this car to the low emmission band which it should be
in? Even an address of the correct Ford dept would help. Has anyone had
similar problems? Can I get a refund and the details back dated by
Thanks for all replies.
This may or may not be of any use.....
I imported a new Focus from a French dealer in 2002 and that had to have a
Certificate of Conformity in order for me to legally use it in the UK. The
Certificate came from the Manufacturer, not the dealer, since it is only the
manufacturer that can confirm the performance and emission data. The dealer
is only acting as an agent of the manufacturer.
So, I would go back to Ford. They may be assuming yuou can go back to the
original suppklying dealer but since most police cars are direct
manufacturer deals, the only place to get it is the manufacturer.
Try Ford Customer Care in Glasgow.
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