OEM specific information
Some of the OEMs have chosen to post supplier information on the IMDS site. This section includes the latest available information that we have. Individual OEMs may have mailed more recent information to their suppliers.
Each OEM may have a special criteria for acceptance. The following document gives an overview of IMDS OEMs' acceptance criteria:
This document was presented at IMDS events of AIAG and CLEPA in October 2007 and is still valid.
OEM Specific Information
General Motors (GM)
Here you can find the revised General Motors supplier information "GM IMDS Instructions Manual for GM Suppliers".
Additionally, please be informed, that effective 17th August 2020, GM will reject all Material Data Sheets submitted to GM using the modules published under Recommendation IMDS-019 for electronic and electric components used in the production of vehicles. GM will not be rejecting for service parts for legacy vehicles at this time. General Motors encourages all suppliers to submit IMDS data according to Rec. IMDS 001 for electronic components and materials at all levels of the supply chain. Under special circumstances, suppliers will be required to submit “Supplier Declaration Form for IMDS-Rec019” outlining the declaration and timing for resubmission of IMDS without IMDS Rec 019 modules. The “Supplier Declaration Form for IMDS-Rec019” is not an authorization for the change of a part or component. Any changes to parts or components must be authorized through the GM Engineering Work Order (EWO) process. No waiver will be approved if it creates a condition of non-compliance with legal requirements.
Here you can find specific General Motors supplier information.
GM is updating GMW3059 and its related List of Restricted and Reportable Substances, CG4110.
Please be aware that this will change GM’s IMDS acceptance criteria.
GM will immediately stop accepting any IMDS entries containing
- DecaBDE (CAS# 1163-19-5),
- HBCD (CAS# 25637-99-4, 3194-55-6) and/or
- LCPFAC/PFOA’s (CAS# 3825-26-1, 335-95-5, 335-67-1),
unless a GMW3059 waiver form is provided together with the IMDS submission, stating the purpose for use and the suppliers plan to eliminate use, including the phase out timing. Any such waivers cannot be in conflict with any regional regulatory requirements for which the products are sold.
GM is encouraging its suppliers to double check internally that the submitted IMDS data represents the current content of the parts delivered to GM.
GM appreciates your efforts and support in this important matter.
Here you can find information concerning General Motors Part Number and DUNS-Code Filter.
In an effort to better serve our suppliers, we have compiled a checklist of reasons why your MDS will not automatically upload to the General Motors Global Quality Tracking System (GQTS). Please check the GM communication tips.