The report is a compendium of the motor vehicle diagnostic inspection demonstration projects established under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, PL 92-513. These projects conducted over 125,000 in-depth safety and emission diagnostic inspections over a fifteen month period in 1975 and 1976. The diagnostic inspections were conducted on a matrix of vehicles closely representing the national passenger car population of 1968-1973 model year passenger cars. The results of the demonstration shows that the use of this technology to determine the condition of vehicle safety and emissions systems is viable and that it offers great promise to consumers and repair industry alike. Diagnostic motor vehicle inspection will benefit consumers by providing them information on the condition of vehicles, which if used properly, can result in greater safety, lower pollution, improved gas mileage and in the case of complex vehicle systems generally lower overall repair and maintenance costs.

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-760 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM