NHTSA Seeks to Improve Safety Recall Repair Rates

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking public comment on ways to more quickly fix vehicles and motor vehicle equipment that are subject to safety or defect recalls. Improvements could include notifying owners via e-mail instead of relying on first-class mail, and requiring follow-up notifications if the owner took no action.

NHTSA will seek to identify differences in the marketplace (online vs. brick-and-mortar sales) and opportunities to better incorporate state vehicle registration databases in the recall process. Comments due March 10, 2016.

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