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Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Program)
The Act establishes a new program under which the government will provide $3,500 or $4,500 to help consumers purchase or lease a new, more fuel efficient car, van, sport utility vehicle or pickup truck from a participating dealer when they trade in an old, less fuel efficient vehicle.  

Summary of the CARS Act of 2009 and notice of upcoming rulemaking proceeding

Amendment to Final Rule

Final Rule

Final Regulatory Impact Analysis

49 CFR Part 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rearview Mirrors
In response to a petition for rulemaking, this document proposes to require straight trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of between 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and 11,793 kilograms (26,000 pounds) to be equipped with a rear object detection system.  
49 CFR Parts 541, 542, 543 Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard  

Final Rule; Response to petitions for reconsiderations

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 591 Importation of Commercial Motor Vehicles
This document proposes to add a definition of the term "import" to our regulation on the importation of motor vehicles.  
49 CFR Part 575 Consumer Information; New Car Assessment Program; Rollover Resistance  

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

49 CFR Part 571 Fuel System Integrity  
49 CFR Part 563 Event Data Recorders (EDRs)  

Final Regulatory Evaluation

Final rule

Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information

49 CFR Part 571, 598 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Side Impact Protection; Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements  
49 CFR Part 573, 574, 576, 579 Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects; Retention of Records That Could Indicate Defects  
49 CFR Part 575 Stars on Cars: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Safety Labeling
A provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under its New Car Assessment Program. NHTSA is required to issue regulations to ensure that the labeling requirements “are implemented by September 1, 2007.” This final rule is issued to fulfill that mandate.  

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 571 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention  

Extension of Comment Period on NPRM

49 CFR Part 575 Consumer Information Regulations; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rollover Resistance  
49 CFR Part 571, 572, 589 Head Impact Protection  
49 CFR Part 571 Occupant Crash Protection  

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention  
49 CFR Part 565 Vehicle Identification Number Requirements  

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 301 Fuel System Integrity  
226 49 CFR Parts 571, 585 Ejection Mitigation
This final rule establishes a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 226, "Ejection Mitigation" to reduce the partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes.  The standard applies to the side windows next to the first three rows of seats, and to a portion of the cargo area behind the first or second rows, in motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,536 kilogram (kg) or less (10,000 pounds (lb) or less).  To assess compliance, the agency is adopting a test in which an impactor is propelled from inside a test vehicle toward the windows.  The ejection mitigation safety system is required to prevent the impactor from moving more than a specified distance beyond the plane of a window.  

Final Rule

222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection  

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule

216 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 Roof Crush Resistance
As part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes, this final rule upgrades the agency’s safety standard on roof crush resistance in several ways.  

Final Rule

Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM)

Extension of comment period

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