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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL66 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: ●Defect and Noncompliance Notification 

Under the agency's regulation, 49 CFR part 577, NHTSA requires manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to inform owners, dealers, and distributors about defects related to motor vehicle safety or a noncompliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Congress authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to amend the means of notification required under 49 U.S.C. section 30118, to be in a manner other than, or in addition to, first-class mail. MAP-21 also authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to improve the efficacy of recalls by requiring manufacturers to send additional notifications of defects or noncompliance if a second notification by the manufacturer does not result in an adequate number of motor vehicles or replacement equipment being returned for remedy. 49 U.S.C. section 30119(e). This ANRPM is the most appropriate course to obtain additional information that will help us decide which means are the most effective in motivating owners, purchasers, and dealers to participate in recall campaigns, to aid the agency in developing a rule implementing the notification requirements under MAP-21.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 577   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30102 and 30103    49 U.S.C. 30116 to 30121    Pub. L. 112-141    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 501.8   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/00/2015 
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:
John Donaldson
Acting Assistant Chief Counsel
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590