NATIONAL PARTS RETURN PROGRAM
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 NHTSA 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.
- See also report dated 1 Jul 77, PB-275 839.
Kappa Systems, Incorporated1501 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA USA 22209
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Beddow, B
- Lowery, M
- CASHMAN, R
- Nash, V
- Publication Date: 1978-7-1
- Pagination: 259 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile repair shops; Components; Crash investigation; Defects; Failure; Manufacturing; Motor vehicle industry; Motor vehicles; Safety engineering; Spare parts; Standards; Studies
- Old TRIS Terms: Repair shops
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00190991
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: KAPPA/DOT-78/03, DOT-HS-803-708
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01433
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 12 2002 12:00AM