NHTSA issues changes to TPMS rule

Washington, DC — Interested parties have until Oct. 24 to petition for reconsideration of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration´s changes to the tyre pressure monitoring system standard issued in April 2005.

The changes, themselves initiated by petitions to NHTSA, are mostly technical in nature, relating to methods for testing the accuracy of monitoring systems. The Rubber Manufacturers Association was turned down — among other things — in its request for 35-psi minimum activation pressures for light truck tyres in Load Range C, D or E.

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