National Highway Traffic Safety Administration May 30, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ford Motor Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-12823
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Ford Motor Company (Ford), has determined that certain model year 2010 Ford Taurus passenger cars and certain model year 2010 Lincoln MKT multi-purpose vehicles do not fully comply with the requirements of paragraph S6.2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Ford filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, dated November 12, 2009. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and the rule implementing those provisions at 49 CFR part 556, Ford has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of Ford's petition was published, with a 30 day public comment period, on June 4, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 31839). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at: Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ``NHTSA-2010-0060.'' Contact Information: For further information on this decision, contact Mr. Luis Figueroa, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202) 366-5298, facsimile (202) 366-7002. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 15,663 model year 2010 Ford Taurus passenger car models, manufactured from June 1, 2009, through October 5, 2009, at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, and approximately 3,565 model year 2010 Lincoln MKT multi-purpose vehicle models, manufactured from June 29, 2009, through October 8, 2009, at Ford's Oakville Assembly Plant, a total of approximately 19,228 vehicles are not in compliance with paragraph 6.2 of FMVSS No. 205 relating to windshield marking.\1\
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