TITLE

NHTSA in the eye of recall hurricane

AUTHOR(S)
Stoffer, Harry
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
Automotive News;8/21/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5889, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Assesses the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in monitoring the automobile industry in the United States. Investigation of Firestone tires; Legal obligation of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and Ford Motor Co. to the NHTSA; Need of the agency for a proactive program to identify defects.
ACCESSION #
3495738

 

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