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  United States  20910

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Crash Avoidance Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  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