National Highway Traffic Safety Administration May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Michelin North America, Inc., Mootness of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-10745
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA), has determined that certain Michelin heavy 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. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated September 18, 2015. MNA then petitioned NHTSA on October 1, 2015, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
DRV, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-10744
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DRV, LLC (DRV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., has determined that certain model year (MY) 2003-2016 DRV trailers do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. DRV filed a noncompliance report dated July 31, 2015, that was later revised on August 18, 2015. DRV also petitioned NHTSA on August 14, 2015, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
BMW of North America, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-10743
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC, (BMW) a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013 BMW 5 Series sedan passenger cars do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. BMW filed a noncompliance report dated March 26, 2015. BMW also petitioned NHTSA on April 17, 2015, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2017-10504
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action temporarily delays until June 5, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled ``Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,'' initially scheduled to become effective on February 13, 2017.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Volkswagen CC and MY 2012-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated March 1, 2017. Volkswagen also petitioned NHTSA on March 2, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Technical Report Evaluating Fatality Reduction by Seat Belts in the Center Rear Seat
Document Number: 2017-09703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report estimating the fatality-reducing effectiveness of seat belts for adult and adolescent passengers in the center rear seats of passenger cars and LTVs. The report's title is: Fatality Reduction by Seat Belts in the Center Rear Seat and Comparison of Occupants' Relative Fatality Risk at Various Seating Positions.
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-09650
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (JLR)on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016- 2017 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, and FMVSS No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. JLR filed a noncompliance report dated December 2, 2016. JLR also petitioned NHTSA on December 23, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; Tesla
Document Number: 2017-09516
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Tesla Motors Inc's., (Tesla) petition for an exemption of the Model 3 vehicle line in accordance with the Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Tesla also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. While official notification on granting or denying Tesla's request for confidential treatment will be addressed by separate letter, no confidential information provided for purposes of this document has been disclosed.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.'s (HATCI) petition for exemption of the MY 2018 Kia Niro vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Hyundai also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. While official notification granting or denying its request for confidential treatment will be addressed by separate letter, no confidential information provided for purposes of this document has been disclosed.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
Document Number: 2017-09514
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC's, (Jaguar Land Rover) petition for an exemption of the F- Pace vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Toyota Motor North America, Inc.'s (Toyota) petition for an exemption of the Lexus NX vehicle line in accordance with the Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09512
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s (Honda) petition for exemption of the Acura MDX vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2017-09511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for exemption of the EcoSport vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Ford also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. While official notification granting or denying its request for confidential treatment will be addressed by separate letter, no confidential information provided for purposes of this document has been disclosed.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09510
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.'s (HATCI) petition for exemption of the Ioniq vehicle line in accordance with the Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Hyundai also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. While official notification granting or denying its request for confidential treatment will be address by separate letter, no confidential information provided for purposes of this document has been disclosed.
Autoliv, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-09498
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Autoliv, Inc. (Autoliv), on behalf of Autoliv B.V. & CO. KG, has determined that certain Autoliv seat belt assemblies do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. Autoliv filed a noncompliance report dated December 1, 2016. Autoliv also petitioned NHTSA on December 23, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-09497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2016 GM 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. GM filed a noncompliance report dated December 6, 2016, and revised it on April 6, 2017. GM also petitioned NHTSA on January 5, 2017, and submitted a revised petition on April 7, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2017-08845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago passenger cars (PC) 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 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago PC) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.