FMVSS.COM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a legislative mandate
under Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety, to
issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Regulations to which
manufacturers of motor vehicle and equipment items must conform and certify
compliance. FMVSS 209 was the first standard to become effective on March 1,
1967. A number of FMVSS became effective for vehicles manufactured on and
after January 1, 1968. Subsequently, other FMVSS have been issued. New
standards and amendments to existing standards are published in the Federal
Register.

These Federal safety standards are regulations written in terms of minimum
safety performance requirements for motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle
equipment. These requirements are specified in such a manner "that the public
is protected against unreasonable risk of crashes occurring as a result of the
design, construction, or performance of motor vehicles and is also protected
against unreasonable risk of death or injury in the event crashes do
occur."

This is the future site for FMVSS documents, testing facilities, NHTSA updates,
and etc. It will be more comprehensive than FMVSS.GOV, since it will offer actual
accredited facilities that are certified to test your components or vehicles in your area.

It will also contain downloads to industry-standard, AIAG-approved documents such
as automotive DVP&R's, DFMEA's, etc.

Typical facilities will offer testing such as durability, key life, corrosion, test-to-failure,
impact, sun load, weatherometer, Florida and Arizona testing, lighting, stone-pecking,
deflection and etc. If there's an OEM test, there will be somebody close by willing to test it.

This domain as well as fmvss.net is for sale. Contact us at: fmvss at fmvss dot com.

 

See also:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations

FMVSS Test Specification Forms

[PDF] MINI GUIDE to the FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

 

 

This site is not affiliated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration