National Highway Traffic Safety Administration September 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Update Means of Providing Recall Notification
Document Number: 2016-20926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA proposes to amend the means of recall notification to owners and purchasers required under the Safety Act to be in an electronic manner, in addition to first class mail, in accordance with Section 30130 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Section 24104 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Through this proposed rule, NHTSA also seeks to improve the efficacy of recalls by requiring manufacturers to send additional notifications of defects or noncompliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) if a second notification by the manufacturer does not result in an adequate number of motor vehicles or replacement equipment being returned for remedy.