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Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-23948
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG (MBAG) and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz'') a subsidiary of Daimler AG has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and MY 2019-2020 Freightliner Sprinter vans do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 5,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less. Daimler Vans USA LLC on behalf of Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated July 15, 2020. Mercedes-Benz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 6, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2020-21476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to update the child restraint systems (CRSs) listed in Appendix A-1 of the standard. NHTSA uses the CRSs in Appendix A-1 to test the performance of advanced air bag suppression and low risk deployment systems in either suppressing or deploying the air bag in a low-risk manner in the presence of a CRS. The proposed amendments would ensure that the CRSs used by NHTSA to test advanced air bags are representative of the current CRS fleet, and would make it easier for vehicle manufacturers and test laboratories to acquire CRSs for testing purposes.
Daimler Trucks North America, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-23672
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2011-2019 DTNA motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. DTNA filed a noncompliance report dated September 19, 2018. DTNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on October 11, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces and explains the denial of DTNA's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-23512
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz'') have determined that certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, Power-operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated May 11, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 3, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-23509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2020 Audi A6, MY 2019-2020 Audi A7, and MY 2020 Audi A6 Allroad motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated May 20, 2020. Volkswagen simultaneously petitioned NHTSA on May 20, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Volkswagen's petition.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2020-22674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on April 10, 2020, by Mr. Surjit Singh to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the Agency investigate Model Year 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 vehicles for alleged premature rear brake line corrosion failure. NHTSA opened Defect Petition DP20-004 to evaluate the petitioner's request. After reviewing the information provided by the petitioner and available NHTSA complaint and Early Warning Reporting (EWR) data, NHTSA has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to pursue further action at this time. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.
Specialty Tires of America, Inc., Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-22021
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Specialty Tires of America, Inc. (STA) has determined that certain STA light truck tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles, or FMVSS No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. STA filed noncompliance reports dated August 27, 2019, November 15, 2019, and November 18, 2019. STA also petitioned NHTSA on September 16, 2019, and December 13, 2019, and later amended the former on March 3, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of STA's petitions.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-21835
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Porsche filed a noncompliance report dated July 24, 2019. Porsche subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Porsche's petition for inconsequential noncompliance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative
Document Number: 2020-21417
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The information collection described in this document is for NHTSA's planned Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative, which involves the collection of voluntarily-submitted information from entities involved in the testing of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) and from States and local authorities involved in the regulation of ADS testing. The purpose of this collection is to provide information to the public about ADS testing operations in the United States and applicable State and local laws, regulations, and guidelines. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection was published on July 2, 2020 (85 FR 39975). NHTSA received 20 comments and a brief summary and NHTSA's response to those comments is provided in this document.
Exemption From Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Clarification of Data Submission Requirement
Document Number: 2020-17597
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is issuing this notification to aid manufacturers in understanding what type of information must be submitted when petitioning for an exemption from NHTSA's Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard under agency rules.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2020-17595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking from SafeGuard/ IMMI (formerly Indiana Mills and Manufacturing, Inc.) and C.E. White requesting that NHTSA amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ``Child restraint systems,'' to provide for ``school bus built-in belt-positioning seats.'' Under the petitioners' suggested amendment, a school bus built-in belt positioning seat would be a type of ``booster seat'' and would consist of a school bus seat with a lap/ shoulder belt and a shoulder belt height adjuster. The agency is denying the petition because under the requested amendment, designs would be permitted that do not provide the full benefits of booster seats, namely the proper positioning of the child on the vehicle seat to improve the fit of the lap belt to mitigate the risk of abdominal injuries in a crash.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2020-19334
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This interim final rule responds to an ``emergency petition'' submitted by the Alliance of Automotive Innovation (Alliance) regarding the phase-in and compliance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141 (FMVSS 141), ``Minimum sound for hybrid and electric vehicles.'' The petition details the challenges manufacturers have encountered in complying with FMVSS 141 due to disruptions in the supply chain caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The petition requests three changes to the phase-in and compliance requirements of FMVSS 141. After considering the concerns raised in the petition, NHTSA has decided to grant the petition, in part, by electing to defer the phase-in and compliance dates by six months. NHTSA is denying the request for an alternative performance option during the phase-in period.
Hankook Tire America Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-18906
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire America Corporation (Hankook) has determined that certain Hankook Dynapro MT2 tires, do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Hankook filed a noncompliance report dated February 19, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 11, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Hankook's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval: Driver Interactions With Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies
Document Number: 2020-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 21, 2019 (84 FR 23154). NHTSA received 7 public comments. A summary of the comments and the changes NHTSA made in response to those comments is provided below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Petitions for Exemption from the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2020-18216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reinstate a previously- approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Receipt of Petitions for Temporary Exemption From Shoulder Belt Requirement for Side-Facing Seats on Motorcoaches
Document Number: 2020-18214
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA has received almost identical petitions from 13 final- stage manufacturers of ``entertainer-type motorcoaches,'' seeking temporary exemption from a shoulder belt requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' for side-facing seats on motorcoaches. The petitioners seek to install Type 1 seat belts (lap belt only) at side-facing seating positions, instead of Type 2 seat belts (lap and shoulder belts) required by FMVSS No. 208. Each petitioner states that, absent the requested exemption, it will otherwise be unable to sell a vehicle whose overall level of safety or impact protection is at least equal to that of a nonexempted vehicle. NHTSA is publishing this document to notify the public of the receipt of the petitions and to request comment on them, in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-17905
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (Yamaha) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Yamaha NIKEN motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 122, Motorcycle Brake Systems. Yamaha filed a noncompliance report dated February 26, 2020. Yamaha subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 28, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Yamaha's petition.
Petitions for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2020-17596
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full four manufacturers' petitions for exemption for four model lines from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard) beginning in model year (MY) 2021. The manufacturers, vehicle lines, and model years are as follows: Ford Motor Company (Ford) for its Bronco Sport vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC (Jaguar Land Rover) for its Jaguar I-Pace vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) for its HR-V vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) for its ID.4 vehicle line beginning in MY 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors
Document Number: 2020-16731
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a reinstatement with modification of a previously approved collection of information. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Maserati North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-16336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Maserati North America, Inc., (MNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2020 Maserati Quattroporte, MY 2014-2020 Maserati Ghibli, and MY 2017-2020 Maserati Levante motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems, FMVSS No.138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, FMVSS No. 202a, Head restraints, and FMVSS No. 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2020. MNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 6, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of MNA's petition.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-15674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses
Document Number: 2020-15445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA invites public comments about its intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new collection of information. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Automobili Lamborghini Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Automobili Lamborghini has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2020 Lamborghini Huracan motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equimpment. Automobili Lamborghini filed a noncompliance report dated March 4, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 25, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Automobili Lamborghini's petition.
Weldon, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15227
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Weldon, a Division of Akron Brass Company, has determined that certain LED backup lamps do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Weldon filed a noncompliance report dated November 7, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 30, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Weldon's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors
Document Number: 2020-15184
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14847
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (Volkswagen) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 2020 Volkswagen and Audi motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated May 6, 2020, and later amended it on May 15, 2020. Volkswagen subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 20, 2020, and later amended it on June 8, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Volkswagen's petition.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14642
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects technical errors in the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 30, 2020, entitled ``The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' That document promulgated final standards for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide emissions for passenger cars and light trucks (collectively, light-duty vehicles) to be manufactured in model years 2021-2026.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Compliance Labeling of Retroreflective Materials for Heavy Trailer Conspicuity
Document Number: 2020-14570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval on the reinstatement of a previously approved collection of information on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of labeling information on FMVSS No. 108, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval (OMB Control number 2127-0569). The labeling requirement is for retroreflective sheeting material.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Vehicle Information for the General Public
Document Number: 2020-14569
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's approval on the reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information concerning vehicle safety features for consumer information purposes for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval (OMB Control number 2127-0629).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative
Document Number: 2020-14227
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information. This document describes a collection of information for NHTSA's planned Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The AV TEST Initiative involves the voluntary collection of information from entities testing vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) and from States and local authorities involved in the regulation of ADS testing. The purpose of this collection is to provide information to the public about ADS testing operations in the U.S. and applicable State and local laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Hyundai Motor America, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14217
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012-2016 Hyundai Accent motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. Hyundai filed a noncompliance report dated December 12, 2016. Hyundai also petitioned NHTSA on December 16, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Hyundai's petition.
Nissan North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc., (Nissan) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Nissan Armada motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Nissan filed a noncompliance report dated July 1, 2019. Nissan also petitioned NHTSA on July 24, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Nissan's petition.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14214
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., (Toyota) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2019 Lexus motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Toyota filed a noncompliance report dated May 30, 2019. Toyota subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 21, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Toyota's petition.
Kia Motors America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14213
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Kia Motors America, Inc., and Kia Motors Corporation (collectively ``Kia''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2020 Kia Telluride motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less. Kia filed a noncompliance report dated April 12, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 18, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the grant of Kia's petition.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain MY 2017-2019 Audi A3 motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated February 18, 2019, and later amended it on September 13, 2019. Volkswagen subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Volkswagen's petition.
FCA US, LLC and AGC Glass Company North America, Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US, LLC, f/k/a Chrysler Group, LLC (FCA) has determined that the rear liftgate privacy glass equipped in certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass and certain MY 2018 Jeep Wrangler motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Similarly, AGC Glass Company North America, d.b.a. AGC Automotive Americas Co. (AGC) determined that the same liftgate privacy glass sold as replacement parts for MY 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles do not fully comply with FMVSS No. 205. The petitioners have requested that NHTSA deem the subject noncompliance inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. As the issues involved in both petitions are identical, NHTSA is addressing both petitions in this single notice, which announces the grant of both petitions.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP19-003
Document Number: 2020-14157
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition, DP19-003, submitted by Mr. Kevin O'Brien to the Administrator of NHTSA (the ``Agency'') by a letter dated August 12, 2019. The petition requests that the agency initiate a safety defect investigation into an alleged ``excessive stalling problem'' experienced by operators of 2019 Model Year (MY) Volkswagen GTI, Jetta GLI, and Golf GTI manual transmission vehicles (the ``subject vehicles'') ``as the vehicles slow to a stop or prepare to make a turn across traffic with the clutch pressed in and the car in neutral.'' After conducting a technical review of: (1) Consumer complaints submitted by the petitioner; (2) consumer complaint information in NHTSA's databases; and (3) information provided by Volkswagen in response to our information requests regarding vehicle stalling and complaints received by Volkswagen, NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigations (ODI) has concluded that it is unlikely that additional investigation would result in a finding that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists. As a result, no further investigation of the issue raised by the petition is warranted and the agency, accordingly, has denied the petition.
North America Subaru, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-13927
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
North America Subaru, Inc., (NASI) on behalf of Subaru Corporation and Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) has determined that certain model year (MY) 20162020 Subaru Impreza motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Subaru filed a noncompliance report dated October 10, 2019. Subaru also petitioned NHTSA on October 23, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Subaru's petition.
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-13297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA), has determined that certain BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 replacement tires do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated November 13, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 10, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the grant of MNA's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-12718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG (``MBAG'') and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (``MBUSA'') (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz'') have determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 104, Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated February 24, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 12, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-12717
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear), has determined that certain Kelly Armorsteel KDM 1 commercial truck tires do not comply with Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. Goodyear filed a noncompliance report dated November 26, 2019, and petitioned NHTSA on November 25, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Goodyear's petition.
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-12716
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2011-2021 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 222, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection. DTNA filed a noncompliance report dated December 17, 2019, and later amended the report on January 16, 2020. DTNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 16, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of DTNA's petition.
FCA US, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-12715
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) ``FCA US'' has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated June 6, 2019. FCA US subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 28, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA US's petition.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-12714
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, (Harley-Davidson), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018-2019 Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 Pounds). Harley-Davidson filed a noncompliance report dated June 20, 2019. Harley-Davidson subsequently petitioned NHTSA on July 17, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Harley-Davidson's petition.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices, HIII 5th Percentile Female Test Dummy; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-11689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request from the public, NHTSA is re-opening the comment period on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in December 2019 for an additional 60 days. With this extension, the comment period will re-open today and close on August 3, 2020. NHTSA is also docketing a document describing procedures it has developed to measure SAE chest jackets already in use in the field in order to assess the uniformity of the jackets and to determine jacket dimensions and tolerances to be specified in the Final Rule.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2018 Indian Scout Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2020-11391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2018 Indian Scout motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.- certified version of the 2018 Indian Scout motorcycles) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-10954
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG (``MB AG'') and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (``MBUSA'') (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz''), formerly known as Daimler AG has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Mercedes- Benz AMG GT motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated October 18, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 7, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Pirelli Tire, LLC, Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-10423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler AG (DAG) and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) collectively referred to as ``Mercedes-Benz,'' and Pirelli Tire, LLC (Pirelli), have determined that certain Pirelli P7 Cinturato RUN FLAT radial tires installed as original equipment in certain model year (MY) 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz motor vehicles and sold as replacement equipment do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Pirelli filed a noncompliance report dated February 25, 2019, and later amended it on March 15, 2019, and Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated March 4, 2019. Pirelli subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 18, 2019, and Mercedes-Benz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 27, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz and Pirelli's petitions.
Petitions for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2020-10028
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full eight manufacturers' petitions for exemption for eight model lines from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard) beginning in model years (MYs) 2020 and 2021. The manufacturers, vehicle lines, and model years are as follows: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) for its 2 series vehicle line beginning in MY 2020; Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC (Jaguar Land Rover) for its Jaguar E-Pace vehicle line beginning in MY 2020; Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) for its QX55 beginning in MY 2020; Tesla Motors Inc. (Tesla) for its Model Y vehicle line beginning in MY 2020; General Motors Corporation (GM) for its Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; Mazda Motors Corporation (Mazda) for its CX-30 vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (Mitsubishi) for its Outlander vehicle line beginning in MY 2021; and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Toyota) for its Venza vehicle line beginning in MY 2021.