THE NATIONAL PARTS RETURN PROGRAM. VOLUME I: INDEPENDENT REPAIR FACILITIES
The national Parts Return Program involves the voluntary submittal by independent automotive repair facilities of failed automotive components and information. The purpose of the program is to gather information on these components and failure reports 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 NHSTA 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 and reports is valuable in preparing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
- See also PB-291318.
Kappa Systems, Incorporated1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA United States 22209
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Lowery, M
- Karawanny, P
- Miller, B
- Recard, R
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Pagination: 107 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile repair shops; Components; Crash investigation; Defects; Failure; Information management; Information organization; Manufacturing; Motor vehicle industry; Motor vehicles; Safety engineering; Spare parts; Standards; Studies; Vehicle design; Vehicle safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Repair shops; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00305798
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: KAPPA/DOT-79/01 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-144
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01433
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM