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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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Nissan North America, Inc. Petition for Exemption from Two-Fleet Rule Affecting Compliance with Passenger Automobile Fuel Economy Standards

Nissan filed a petition requesting exemption from the two fleet rule for the 2006-2010 model years. The two fleet rule, which is contained in the CAFE statute, requires that a manufacturer divide its passenger automobiles into two fleets, a domestically-manufactured fleet and a non-domestically manufactured fleet, and ensure that each fleet separately meets the CAFE standards for passenger automobiles. The CAFE statute requires NHTSA to grant such a petition unless it finds that doing so would result in reduced employment in the U.S. related to motor vehicle manufacturing. NHTSA’s analysis does not support a finding that granting the petition would reduce automotive manufacturing employment in the United States. Accordingly, in this notice, NHTSA is granting Nissan’s petition.

Grant of petition for exemption from two-fleet rule
49 CFR Part 573, 574, 576, 579 Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects; Retention of Records That Could Indicate Defects

Final Rule
49 CFR Part 563 Event Data Recorders -- Final Rule; response to petitions for reconsideration

NOTE: In Table III of this document, the accuracy specification for the "Frontal air bag deployment, time to deploy/first stage, driver" should read +/- 2 ms. We have determined that the missing number is a typographical error that is not present in the originally signed notice. A correction notice to fix this error will soon be published in the Federal Register.

Final Rule: Event Data Recorders 253.86 KB
49 CFR Parts 523, 531, 533, 534, 536 and 537 Average Fuel Economy Standards, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Model Year 2011

NHTSA estimates that the MY 2011 standards will raise the industry-wide combined average to 27.3 mpg, save 887 million gallons of fuel over the lifetime of the MY 2011 cars and light trucks, and reduce CO2 emissions by 8.3 million metric tons during that period.

Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Corporate Average Fuel Economy for MY 2011 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 1.81 MB Final Rule, Record of Decision: Average Fuel Economy Standards Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Model Year 2011 3.87 MB
49 CFR Part 575 Stars on Cars: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Safety Labeling

A provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under its New Car Assessment Program. NHTSA is required to issue regulations to ensure that the labeling requirements “are implemented by September 1, 2007.” This final rule is issued to fulfill that mandate.

Final Rule: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling 265.56 KB
49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices

49 CFR Part 533 Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standards, Model Years 2005-2007

This final rule established the average fuel economy standards for light trucks that will be manufactured in the 2005-2007 model years (MYs). Chapter 329 of Title 49 of the United States Code requires the issuance of these standards. The standards for all light trucks manufactured by a manufacturer is set at 21.0 mpg for MY 2005, 21.6 mpg for MY 2006, and 22.2 mpg for MY 2007. This rule is effective May 5, 2003.

Final Environmental Assessment: Light Truck Fuel Economy Standards 5.35 MB Final Economic Assessment: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2005-2007 Light Trucks 7.62 MB Final Rule
49 CFR Part 571 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention

Extension of Comment Period on NPRM: Theft Prevention and Rollaway Prevention 128.49 KB
108 49 CFR Part 571 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment

Issues related to glare produced by lamps mounted on the fronts of vehicles

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment - Delay of Effective Date. 27.68 KB Request for Comments
108 49 CFR Part 571 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment

Issues related to glare produced by lamps mounted on the fronts of vehicles

Final Rule (Notice 3) - delay of effective date: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment 27.68 KB Request for Comments
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