Three groups petition NHTSA for reconsideration of TPMS rule

Washington DC–The Specialty Equipment Market Association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen have joined the chorus of organisations calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for changes to the final rule on tyre pressure monitoring systems.

SEMA was concerned, among other things, about the standard’s silence on whether the TPMS malfunction indicator lamp can be replaced with an equivalent system, and that it contains no requirement to reprogram TPMSs to accommodate replacement tyres. The Alliance asked for several technical…

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