The National Parts Return Program involves the voluntary submittal by independent automative Repair shops of failed automotive components. The purpose of this program is to gather information on these components to assist the NHTSA to identify the existence of safety-related, manufacturing defects in design, materials, construction, on performance of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. Under authority of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, and amendments to the Act in 1974, the NHTSA can require manufacturers to conduct safety defect notification 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 Volume 1 dated Sep 76, PB-258 321.
  • 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
    • Whiddon, G
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-026 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01166
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1978 12:00AM