Changes to the motor vehicle recall program could reduce potential safety hazards

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Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation.
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Part three of this week’s four part safety recall update will include two-Ford vehicles. Ford Motor Company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are working hand-in-hand to ensure that automotive consumers are provided with the safest product possible. Log into for the latest safety recall updates, automotive news and views, and literally [ ].   Voluntary Recalls. A voluntary recall is when the manufacturer recalls vehicles for a defect that could affect safety. It is voluntary on the part of the manufacturer, who generally issues the recall in order to limit his liability and prevent the NHSTA from taking the serious step of issuing a legally mandated recall.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Hyundai with a $ million fine for delaying a recall on the to Hyundai Genesis sedan back in The recall . Your ability to control your vehicle is affected by its balance. Vehicle balance is the distribution of a vehicle's weight on its tires as they contact the ground. Whenever a vehicle accelerates, brakes, or turns, the changing weight on each tire affects its balance. The center of gravity is the balance point.

A safety recall involving a motor vehicle or an item of motor vehicle equipment can be independently conducted by a manufacturer or ordered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In either case, the manufacturer must file a public report describing the safety-related defect or noncompliance with a Federal motor vehicle. IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL Lease vehicles and address changes If you are the lessor and registered owner of the vehicle identified in this action, the law requires you to forward this letter immediately via first-class mail to the lessee within ten (10) days of receipt. If you have changed your. Some recalls and notices pose a safety risk to you, while others are not immediately life-threatening. If there is a recall or notice associated with your vehicle identification number (VIN), it’s important to schedule the repair with the local dealership of the same brand as your vehicle. Automakers have recalled millions of vehicles for faulty parts that injured or killed hundreds of American drivers and passengers. To help ensure your safety, you can research your vehicle’s safety rating, report safety problems with your car and find out whether your car has been recalled.

  Improving the NHTSA vehicle recall program, getting better data to identify safety defects, requiring an update to the safety standard to stop deadly incidents of seatback failure, and harnessing the potential of driver monitoring to reduce distracted driving — all are proactive steps that the federal government have let languish for far too. 7. Install An In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) Accidents from driving or riding in a motor vehicle account for the highest number of total fatalities in the oil and gas industry. Monitor driver behavior to analyze issues and poor habits to determine how to improve your vehicle safety programs and worker training. 8. Provide Clear Visual.

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Changes to the Motor Vehicle Recall Program Could Reduce Potential Safety Hazards CED Published: Publicly Released: ChangesToThe MotorVehicle Recall Program Could Reduce Potential Safety Hazards Nearly million vehicles, tires, and other related items have been recalled because of safety defects, thereby reducing their po- tential to cause accidents.

In many cases the National HighwayTraffic. Changes to the motor vehicle recall program could reduce potential safety hazards.

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Department of Transportation. OCLC Number. CHANGES TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE RECALL PROGRAM COULD REDUCE POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS. Nearly million vehicles, tires, and other related items have been recalled because of safety defects, thereby reducing their potential to cause accidents.

In many cases the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's defect investigation process has taken years to complete.

Changes to the motor vehicle recall program could reduce potential safety hazards: report to the Secretary of Transportation / By United States. General Accounting Office. and United States.

$ billion. Clearly, there is a need for dramatic improvement in motor vehicle safety. Getting unsafe vehicles off the road is integral to improving safety and saving lives. The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gives NHTSA the authority to issue vehicle safety standards and to require manufacturers to recall.

The recall was initiated due to a potential steering failure in the vehicles, which could increase the risk of an accident, according to an article in ABC 7 News – Denver.

The potential Subaru steering defect is just one type of dozens of vehicle defects that have led to recalls in recent years. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for all ages. Crashes on and off the job have far-reaching financial and psychological effects on employees, their co-workers and families, and their employers.

You need a driver safety program: • To save lives and to reduce the risk of life-altering injuries within your workforce. Safety hazards, aging assets and security threats can negatively impact your business, including your employees, revenue, plants, intellectual property, vehicle quality and customers.

They also risk tarnishing your company’s brand and reputation – potentially to the point where they erode customer trust or loyalty. A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.

Most decisions to conduct a recall and remedy a safety defect are made voluntarily by manufacturers prior to any involvement by NHTSA. Vehicle Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions Your car is important to you, and your safety is important to us.

But when your vehicle or motor vehicle equipment poses a safety risk to you, your passengers, or other motorists, then it can be recalled. Find out how to know whether a safety recall has been issued on your car and what to do if you.

“NHTSA plays an important role in investigating potential safety defects, overseeing all safety recalls and warning the public of potential safety issues involving vehicles, car seats, tires and.

Driver Qualification Standards To ensure that potential new and existing drivers meet [COMPANY NAME]’s qualification standards for motor vehicle records set forth in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Program, the following policies have been instituted regarding: 1.

and motor vehicle equipment are required by law to comply with the safety standards enacted by the NHTSA and to conduct a recall campaign when a safety-related defect is discovered. The State of Maryland was awarded a $, grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement its pilot program to notify automobile owners of unrepaired safety recalls.

What Happens When a Vehicle Has a Safety Recall. With a standard safety recall, the manufacturer first notifies the NHTSA of the defect, then the manufacturer sends a notice to vehicle.

By definition, a recall is mandated by the federal government when safety issues are discovered inside of a vehicle that do not allow the automobile to successfully pass federal safety standards.

With that in mind, there’s a good chance that the recall notice you may have received in the mail for your automobile could have significant.

Dealerships only sell used vehicles that are deemed acceptable to drive by the government and manufacturers. Not all recalls are equal, and a one-sized fits all policy will not fix the problem. The federal agency that oversees vehicle recalls, NHTSA, routinely makes distinctions between different types of vehicle recalls.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for all ages. Crashes on and off the job have far-reaching financial and psychological effects on employees, their coworkers and families, and their employers. You need a driver safety program: To save lives and to reduce the risk of life-altering injuries within your workforce.

A safety recall is a manufacturer's way of admitting its product has a flaw. If not corrected this flaw could possibly jeopardize the safety of you and/or the passengers in your vehicle.

When a recall is issued, the manufacturer rectifies the problem at no charge to you. What Sparks a Recall. A recall can stem from: A safety-related kink in the. DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 30, – Ford Motor Company is issuing four safety recalls in North America.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with any of these conditions. Safety recall of select vehicles for potential lack of seat restraint in the event of a crash Ford is issuing a safety recall for.

Improving the NHTSA vehicle recall program, getting better data to identify safety defects, requiring an update to the safety standard to stop deadly incidents of seatback failure, and harnessing the potential of driver monitoring to reduce distracted driving -- all are proactive steps that the federal government have let languish for far too long.

Vehicle Recalls. Motor vehicles, specific vehicle parts, motors, tires, and other components are frequently the subject of recalls. Safety is a likely reason many vehicles are recalled.

Even if a recall is related to a single part, such as a fuel line valve, the reason typically relates back to safety. There are still hazards associated with transporting those workers, but substituting a more stable vehicle lowers the risk of injury due to a crash caused by vehicle instability.

Engineering controls do not directly eliminate the hazard. Instead, they reduce risks by separating or. Sometimes a motor vehicle or piece of vehicle safety equipment, such as a car seat or booster seat, does not comply with required safety standards—or there is a safety-related defect.

When this happens, a recall may occur so the manufacturer can fix the problem. However, the consumer must register the product in order to receive a recall notice. From rattling deathtraps to airbag-packed, precision-crumpling panic rooms on wheels, vehicle safety has evolved along with the modern automobile.

"Every vehicle recall is serious. Yet only about 75 percent of vehicles recalled in a given year are ever fixed. That puts you, your passengers, and others on the road at risk," NHTSA noted. A safety recall is defined as where the manufacturer recalls the vehicle for safety reasons under the DVSA safety recall the manufacturer of your vehicle is a participant in the scheme, this service can indicate if your vehicle may have an outstanding safety recall.

for implementing and enforcing the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act ofas amended, 49 U.S.C. chapter (the Vehicle Safety Act), and certain other laws relating to motor vehicle investigates potential safety-related defects in motor vehicles and motor vehicle safety recalls, and monitors these recalls to ensure that.

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year Ford Flex, and Ford Taurus, Ford Taurus X, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln MKS vehicles. Motor Vehicle Defects and Recall Campaigns Page 3 of 7 A wide range of other information related to motor vehicle safety is available on this site.

The manufacturer must explain to consumers the potential safety hazards presented by the problem. Names of vehicle owners are obtained from State motor vehicle offices.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S Safety recall for select Ford Econoline vehicles with liter engine for loss of motive power issue. Ford is issuing a safety recall for select Ford Econoline vehicles equipped with a 5RW transmission, liter engine, and a school bus or ambulance prep package.

1. Introduction. Motor vehicle collisions cause more than million deaths worldwide and an even greater number of non-fatal injuries each year (World Health Organization, ), negatively affecting the health and wellbeing of injury survivors and their families (Donaldson et al., ).To improve road safety, insight is needed into preventable causes of road accidents.Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge.

The recall began Janu Owners may contact Kia customer service at