Real-Time Car Recall Site Proposed by NHTSA
Car recalls may finally be going real time.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new rule that would require vehicle makers to provide more product liability recall information for reporting on a new real-time website, according to Courthouse News Service.
The rule is called “Early Warning Reporting, Foreign Defect Reporting, and Motor Vehicle and Equipment Recall Regulations.”
The new rule is a combination of regulatory changes. Among other things, the manufacturers conducting a recall would be required to provide more data including VINs (vehicle identification numbers) for recalled vehicles, daily report changes in recall remedy status, adjustments to the required content of the owner notification letters, and online submission of recall reports and information, reports the blog DC Auto Geek.
According to Courthouse News Service, these new rules will improve the recall process. The real-time reporting website would help in better monitoring of recalls by regulators along with improving the ability of vehicle owners to know whether their vehicle requires repair under a recall.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe vehicle, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a product liability lawyer may be able to help you.