The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that a workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., on April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to discuss options to improve vehicle safety recall completion rates.
The workshop, taking place at the Media Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will include brief NHTSA presentations outlining recent agency activities aimed at improving recall completion rates as well as recent examples of steps vehicle manufacturers have taken.
NHTSA marked a record year in 2014, with the highest number of vehicle recalls in more than three decades. Last year alone, there were 803 vehicle recalls involving 63.9 million vehicles, including two of the largest vehicle recalls in history.
The sessions will focus on public education of the recall process; customer and dealership outreach; parts production challenges and recall repair rates. The input gathered by the working groups will be used to identify best practices and new approaches for improving the recall process.
To attend the workshop, contact Heather Laca at (202) 366-2775 or [email protected] no later than April 21. Registrations may be accepted after that date, space permitting.