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NHTSA issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to implement laws from Congress. These regulations allow us to fulfill our mission to prevent and reduce vehicle crashes.

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FMVSS Number Part Subject Actions
 
208 49 CFR Part 552, 571, 585, 595 Occupant Crash Protection

The agency is proposing to upgrade the agency's occupant protection standard to require advanced air bags.

Final Rule; Interim Final Rule - Occupant Crash Protection 884.68 KB Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking
403, 404 571 Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles

Final Regulatory Evaluation and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles FMVSS Nos. 403 and 404 4.52 MB
403, 404 571 Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installation in Motor Vehicles

Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lift Systems for Accessible Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installation on Motor Vehicles 750.69 KB
Rear Visibility NCAP Request for Comment

This document requests public comment on the agency’s planned update to the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This update would enhance the program’s ability to recommend to motor vehicle consumers various vehicle models that contain rearview video systems that would substantially enhance the driver’s ability to avoid backover crashes.

Request for Comment: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) 75.01 KB
49 CFR Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Notice of proposed rulemaking
49 CFR Part 533 Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program

This document seeks comment on various issues relating to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) program. In particular, this document seeks comments relating to possible enhancements to the program that will assist in furthering fuel conservation while protecting motor vehicle safety and the economic vitality of the auto industry. The agency is particularly interested in improvements to the structure of the CAFE program authorized under current statutory authority. The focus of this document is to solicit comments on the structure of the CAFE program, not the stringency level for a future CAFE standard.

Request for Comments
49 CFR Part 573, 574, 576, 579 Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects; Retention of Records That Could Indicate Defects

Final Rule
403, 404 571 Response to Petitions for Reconsideration

Final Rule: Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles 104.45 KB
208 49 CFR Part 595 Retro Fit On-Off Switches for Air Bags

To facilitate further the modification of vehicles to accommodate individuals with disabilities, the agency is proposing to expand the existing exemption from a statutory provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from either removing safety equipment or features installed on motor vehicles

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: RETRO FIT ON-OFF SWITCHES FOR AIR BAGS; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities 126.85 KB
216 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 Roof Crush Resistance

As part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes, this final rule upgrades the agency’s safety standard on roof crush resistance in several ways.

Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM): Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance 222.13 KB Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements 681.14 KB Extension of comment period: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance 33.79 KB Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis
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