FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 42066-42068 [2020-15006]

Download as PDF 42066 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 134 / Monday, July 13, 2020 / Notices The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: July 8, 2020. Michael Howell, Information Collections Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–15020 Filed 7–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0094] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: War Risk Insurance, Applications and Related Information Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. 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[FR Doc. 2020–14959 Filed 7–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2019–0131; Notice 1] FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) ‘‘FCA’’ has determined that certain model year (MY) 2004–2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. FCA filed a noncompliance report dated November 15, 2019, and later amended it on December 9, 2019. FAC US subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 9, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA’s petition. DATES: Send comments on or before August 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 134 / Monday, July 13, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview FCA has determined that certain MY 2004–2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles do not comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays (49 CFR 571.101). FCA filed a noncompliance report dated November 15, 2019, and later amended it on December 9, 2019, pursuant to 49 CFR 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. FCA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 9, 2019, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 30118 and 49 U.S.C. 30120, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. This notice of receipt of FCA’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jul 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved Approximately 2,507,693 MY 2004– 2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles, manufactured between November 25, 2002, and November 9, 2019, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance FCA explains that the noncompliance is that the subject vehicles are equipped with speedometers that allow the driver to configure the speedometer to display the vehicle’s speed in kilometers-perhour (km/h) only and therefore do not meet the requirements set forth in paragraph S5.2.1 and Table 1, Column 3 of FMVSS No. 101. IV. Rule Requirements Paragraph S5.2.1 and Table 1, Column 3 of FMVSS No. 101 provides that each passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck and bus that is fitted with a control, a telltale, or an indicator listed in Table 1 or Table 2 must meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 101 for the location, identification, color, and illumination of that control, telltale or indicator. Each control, telltale and indicator that is listed in column 1 of Table 1 or Table 2 must be identified by the symbol specified for it in column 2 or the word or abbreviation specified for it in column 3 of Table 1 or Table 2. Specifically, the speedometer must only allow the speed to be displayed in miles per hour (MPH) or km/h and MPH. V. Summary of FCA’s Petition The following views and arguments presented in this section, V. Summary of FCA’s Petition, are the views and arguments provided by FCA. They have not been evaluated by the Agency and do not reflect the views of the Agency. FCA described the subject noncompliance and stated that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. FCA submitted the following views and arguments in support of the petition: 1. FCA states that the vehicles are initially delivered for first-sale in a compliant state (vehicle speed displayed in MPH) and that it is only through vehicle operator interaction that the settings can be changed from MPH to km/h. FCA believes that this adjustment cannot be accomplished inadvertently. 2. FCA states that the two speedometer settings are clearly and continuously identified as ‘‘km/h’’ or ‘‘MPH’’. In addition, the two speedometer scales are noticeably PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42067 different, and that if a previous vehicle operator changed the units, a subsequent vehicle operator would be able to tell in a glance that the scale is not in MPH. 3. FCA states that the vehicle speed in km/h is 1.6 times greater than speed in MPH [in terms of numeric value displayed by the speedometer—1km/h is approximately 0.62 MPH]. FCA believes that if a vehicle operator changes the display to km/h and then later forgets that the change had been made, the operator will recognize that the vehicle is moving at a slower speed than intended and adjust the speed to match the road and vehicle conditions. This should alert the operator to (at the next appropriate opportunity) perform the appropriate steps to adjust the speedometer. 4. FCA also states that the owner’s manuals for all of the affected vehicles contain instructions to change the speedometer display. Therefore, if a vehicle operator needs assistance to reconfigure the display to MPH, instructions are available. 5. FCA further states that the owner’s manuals contain toll-free numbers to the FCA customer helplines. Therefore, if a vehicle operator notices that the speed is unintentionally displayed in km/h and does not know how to re-set the speed to display in MPH, e.g., as set by a previous operator, the vehicle operator can easily contact FCA for assistance. 6. FCA has not received any customer contacts regarding this issue, even though this condition exists as in approximately 2.5 million vehicles, some of which have been in service for over 16 years. 7. FCA is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or customer complaints associated with this condition. 8. FCA states that NHTSA has previously granted inconsequential treatment for FMVSS No. 101 noncompliance for display of the vehicle speed in km/h only. An example of the Agency granting a similar inconsequentiality petition for display of the vehicle speed in km/h only is: • BMW of North America, LLC, a subsidiary of BMW AG, 80 FR 61884 (October 14, 2015). 9. It is FCA’s belief that the information described above satisfies the intent of 49 CFR part 556 and operators can safely utilize their vehicles for the intended purposes. FCA believes that pursuant to 49 CFR part 556, 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and § 30120(h), the FMVSS 101 S5.2.1, this display of the vehicle speed in km/h only noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and FCA should be exempted from the notification and E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 42068 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 134 / Monday, July 13, 2020 / Notices remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301, ‘‘Motor Vehicle Safety’’ for the reasons supporting exemption cited above. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that FCA no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after FCA notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8 Otto G. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0131; Notice 1]


FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential 
Noncompliance

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) ``FCA'' has determined 
that certain model year (MY) 2004-2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and 
Alfa Romeo motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. FCA filed a 
noncompliance report dated November 15, 2019, and later amended it on 
December 9, 2019. FAC US subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 9, 
2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential 
as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt 
of FCA's petition.

DATES: Send comments on or before August 12, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, 
views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the 
docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
except for Federal Holidays.
     Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging 
onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493-2251.
    Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater 
than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of 
necessary

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attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy 
form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to 
receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were 
received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the 
comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.
    All comments and supporting materials received before the close of 
business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the 
docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials 
received after the closing date will also be filed and will be 
considered to the fullest extent possible.
    When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will 
also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated at the end of this notice.
    All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials 
submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and 
times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at 
https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for 
accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown 
in the heading of this notice.
    DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a 
Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477-78).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Overview

    FCA has determined that certain MY 2004-2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, 
Fiat, and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles do not comply with paragraph S5.2.1 
of FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays (49 CFR 571.101). FCA filed a 
noncompliance report dated November 15, 2019, and later amended it on 
December 9, 2019, pursuant to 49 CFR 573, Defect and Noncompliance 
Responsibility and Reports. FCA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on 
December 9, 2019, for an exemption from the notification and remedy 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this 
noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, 
pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 30118 and 49 U.S.C. 30120, Exemption for 
Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance.
    This notice of receipt of FCA's petition is published under 49 
U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or 
other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition.

II. Vehicles Involved

    Approximately 2,507,693 MY 2004-2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, 
and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles, manufactured between November 25, 2002, 
and November 9, 2019, are potentially involved.

III. Noncompliance

    FCA explains that the noncompliance is that the subject vehicles 
are equipped with speedometers that allow the driver to configure the 
speedometer to display the vehicle's speed in kilometers-per-hour (km/
h) only and therefore do not meet the requirements set forth in 
paragraph S5.2.1 and Table 1, Column 3 of FMVSS No. 101.

IV. Rule Requirements

    Paragraph S5.2.1 and Table 1, Column 3 of FMVSS No. 101 provides 
that each passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck and bus 
that is fitted with a control, a telltale, or an indicator listed in 
Table 1 or Table 2 must meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 101 for the 
location, identification, color, and illumination of that control, 
telltale or indicator. Each control, telltale and indicator that is 
listed in column 1 of Table 1 or Table 2 must be identified by the 
symbol specified for it in column 2 or the word or abbreviation 
specified for it in column 3 of Table 1 or Table 2. Specifically, the 
speedometer must only allow the speed to be displayed in miles per hour 
(MPH) or km/h and MPH.

V. Summary of FCA's Petition

    The following views and arguments presented in this section, V. 
Summary of FCA's Petition, are the views and arguments provided by FCA. 
They have not been evaluated by the Agency and do not reflect the views 
of the Agency.
    FCA described the subject noncompliance and stated that the 
noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. 
FCA submitted the following views and arguments in support of the 
petition:
    1. FCA states that the vehicles are initially delivered for first-
sale in a compliant state (vehicle speed displayed in MPH) and that it 
is only through vehicle operator interaction that the settings can be 
changed from MPH to km/h. FCA believes that this adjustment cannot be 
accomplished inadvertently.
    2. FCA states that the two speedometer settings are clearly and 
continuously identified as ``km/h'' or ``MPH''. In addition, the two 
speedometer scales are noticeably different, and that if a previous 
vehicle operator changed the units, a subsequent vehicle operator would 
be able to tell in a glance that the scale is not in MPH.
    3. FCA states that the vehicle speed in km/h is 1.6 times greater 
than speed in MPH [in terms of numeric value displayed by the 
speedometer--1km/h is approximately 0.62 MPH]. FCA believes that if a 
vehicle operator changes the display to km/h and then later forgets 
that the change had been made, the operator will recognize that the 
vehicle is moving at a slower speed than intended and adjust the speed 
to match the road and vehicle conditions. This should alert the 
operator to (at the next appropriate opportunity) perform the 
appropriate steps to adjust the speedometer.
    4. FCA also states that the owner's manuals for all of the affected 
vehicles contain instructions to change the speedometer display. 
Therefore, if a vehicle operator needs assistance to reconfigure the 
display to MPH, instructions are available.
    5. FCA further states that the owner's manuals contain toll-free 
numbers to the FCA customer helplines. Therefore, if a vehicle operator 
notices that the speed is unintentionally displayed in km/h and does 
not know how to re-set the speed to display in MPH, e.g., as set by a 
previous operator, the vehicle operator can easily contact FCA for 
assistance.
    6. FCA has not received any customer contacts regarding this issue, 
even though this condition exists as in approximately 2.5 million 
vehicles, some of which have been in service for over 16 years.
    7. FCA is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or customer 
complaints associated with this condition.
    8. FCA states that NHTSA has previously granted inconsequential 
treatment for FMVSS No. 101 noncompliance for display of the vehicle 
speed in km/h only. An example of the Agency granting a similar 
inconsequentiality petition for display of the vehicle speed in km/h 
only is:
     BMW of North America, LLC, a subsidiary of BMW AG, 80 FR 
61884 (October 14, 2015).
    9. It is FCA's belief that the information described above 
satisfies the intent of 49 CFR part 556 and operators can safely 
utilize their vehicles for the intended purposes. FCA believes that 
pursuant to 49 CFR part 556, 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and Sec.  30120(h), the 
FMVSS 101 S5.2.1, this display of the vehicle speed in km/h only 
noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and FCA should 
be exempted from the notification and

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remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301, ``Motor Vehicle Safety'' 
for the reasons supporting exemption cited above.
    NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 
30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a 
determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers 
only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, 
to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance 
and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on 
this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that FCA no longer 
controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. 
However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle 
distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for 
sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate 
commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after FCA 
notified them that the subject noncompliance existed.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 
49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8

Otto G. Matheke III,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
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