The National Parts Return Program involves the voluntary submittal by independent automotive repair shops of failed automotive components. The purpose of this program is to gather information on these components to assist the NHTSA in identifying the existence of safety-related manufacturing defects in design, materials, construction, or performance of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. Under authority of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, as amended, the NHTSA can require manufacturers to conduct safety defect recall remedy campaigns when it has been determined that a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists. In addition, the information obtained from these parts is also valuable in preparing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Sep 76, PB-267 453.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kappa Systems, Incorporated

    1501 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Defects Investigation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beddow, B
    • PEIZER, J
    • Mennella, L
  • Publication Date: 1977-7-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 369 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-6-01433-1, DOT-HS-803-039
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01433
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM