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    Subject Term: "Motor vehicle detection and identification"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Fleming, Susan A
    Phone: (202)512-4431

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: In order to encourage vehicle owners to comply with safety recalls, provide vehicle owners with specific information about whether their vehicle is involved in a recall, and identify factors that affect recall completion rates, among other things, the Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator of NHTSA to develop a plan to use the data it collects on recall campaigns to analyze particular patterns or trends that may characterize successful recalls and determine whether these represent best practices that could be used in other recall campaigns.

    Agency: Department of Transportation
    Status: Open

    Comments: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken steps to address this recommendation by, for example, in May 2017, analyzing annual recall completion rates by manufacturer, model year, and vehicle component to determine trends associated with lower recall rates. According to NHTSA, the agency is also working to apply statistical modeling software tools to more accurately and expeditiously identify recall campaign performance. In addition, NHTSA has collaborated with industry stakeholders to work towards identifying recall best practices. For example, in April 2015, NHTSA hosted a day-long workshop that brought together auto industry stakeholders to examine public education of the recall process. NHTSA has also partnered with the Independent Monitor of Takata to host summits intended to help vehicle manufacturers share best practices and develop industry-wide strategies. Although NHTSA has worked with stakeholders to share best practices, NHTSA has not analyzed the data it collects to examine the effect of these practices, including the extent to which recall campaigns employing particular practices are more successful.