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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-291318.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kappa Systems, Incorporated

    1501 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lowery, M
    • Karawanny, P
    • Miller, B
    • Recard, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • 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