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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL48 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Use of ISO Warning Symbol for ABS Failure 

This rulemaking would amend the subject labeling requirement to accept the ISO warning symbol for ABS failure as an alternative to labeling on the indicator. Pursuant to the United States´ recent adoption of GTR No. 3 on motorcycle brake system performance, NHTSA extensively revised FMVSS 122 to harmonize with GTR No. 3. The revised FMVSS is due to take effect on Sept. 1, 2014. Subsequent to the publication of the new FMVSS 122, NHTSA became aware that Motorcycle OEMs are unable to comply with a requirement in the revised standard by the effective date. The requirement at issue is that an ABS failure indicator lamp must be labeled with letters that are 3/32 inches high. As most current motorcycles will not meet this requirement, the OEMs would incur significant cost to re-manufacture their indicators, and there is insufficient lead time to comply when the new requirement takes effect next year. Most OEMs currently use the ISO symbol, and they suggested this course of action to NHTSA. This rulemaking would allow the use of the ISO symbol as an alternative to meet S5.1.10.2(c) of FMVSS 122, and would make a corresponding amendment to include the ISO symbol in Table 3 of FMVSS 123 since the symbol is not currently identified in any NHTSA standard.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.122    49 CFR 571.123   
Legal Authority: 49 .3.0.111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 USC 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
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:
Mike Pyne
Office of Crash Avoidance Standards
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4931