WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 4, 2012 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized its rulemaking for retrofitting on-off switches for air bags. Currently, NHTSA has a regulation that allows automobile dealers and repair businesses to install retrofit on-off switches for air bags in vehicles owned by anyone who has requested and received approval of one by the agency. It is only available for vehicles made before Sept. 1, 2012. The new NHTSA rule extends the availability of this for three more years, allowing it to be applied to a vehicle made before Sept. 1, 2015. The rule is effective immediately.
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The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.