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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AK88 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●FMVSS 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention, Keyless Ignition Systems  
Abstract: FMVSS No. 114, Theft protection and rollaway prevention, has provisions that govern the operation of ignition systems in vehicles. Using consumer compliance data, NHTSA has identified emerging safety concerns regarding keyless ignition controls that are not directly addressed by this standard. The concerns are drivers who are unable to shut down the propulsion system of their vehicle in the event of any on-road emergency; drivers who shut off the propulsion system without putting their vehicle in park and walk away from the vehicle, leaving it prone to roll away; and drivers who do put their vehicle in park, but inadvertently leave the propulsion system active increasing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in a closed environment. To address these emerging safety issues, we tentatively conclude that new requirements are necessary. We anticipate, if made final, that these new requirements would have little or no anticipated cost as they are based on a new Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice J2948-20110. We believe that manufacturers already intend to follow that Practice voluntarily. The benefits for these new provisions are in the form of reduced consumer confusion of these new controls and the reduction of potential risk of death or injury. However, because these systems are not widespread in current vehicles, their benefits cannot yet be readily quantified. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.114   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111    49 USC 30115    49 USC 30117    49 USC 30166    49 USC 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gayle Dalrymple
Safety Engineer, Vehicle Controls and Adapted Vehicle Division
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Crash Avoidance Standards NVS-123, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590