A statistical analysis of 2300 On-Road-Failure survey responses to define the vehicle systems most frequently responsible for on-road breakdowns of passenger vehicles was conducted. It was found that the fuel system, cooling system, ignition system, starting/charging system and engine were responsible for 84% of the reported on-road failures. Significant differences in system failure distributions between vehicle make/models were also identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automation Industries, Incorporated

    14000 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Crash Avoidance Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hatch, W
    • DeArmon, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-360 Final Rpt., ASGI-TR-77-36
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01338
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1978 12:00AM