RV manufacturers are among the best prepared for submitting the reports required by the Transportation Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act, according to consulting firm Syncata Corp., which recently surveyed auto and other vehicle manufacturers.
The TREAD Act requires vehicle and equipment makers to submit reports summarizing information about consumer complaints as well as warranty, legal claims, production volumes, field reports and incidents of death and injury to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The first TREAD reports are due Dec. 1 and the date for submitting baseline reports of historical data is Jan. 17.
Syncata found that among the manufacturers of RVs, medium and heavy vehicles and trailers, 89% of those surveyed reported their systems and assembly data were coded and mapped “very well” and “extremely well” to the required NHTSA categories.
More than 53% of the RV, medium and heavy-vehicle and trailer manufacturers told Syncata they understood the changing early warning reporting requirements “very well” or “extremely well.”