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 of 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 NHTSA can require manufacturers to conduct safety defect recall 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 report dated Sep 76, PB-258 321 and report dated 1 Jul 79, PB80-122781. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
  • 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:
    • Lowery, M
    • Roberts, C
  • Publication Date: 1980-10-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KAPPA/DOT-80/01 Final Rpt., HS-805 638
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02236
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM