Statement in Response to NHTSA Announcement of Consent Order Submissions and Meetings Extension
July 29, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC acknowledges that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is exercising its option to renew the monthly submissions and monthly meetings outlined in the FCA US Consent Order for an additional year. As stated in NHTSA’s letter to FCA US, “NHTSA’s exercise of its option to renew these requirements is not based on a concern about FCA’s performance to date, but rather to facilitate continued communication between FCA and NHTSA on potential defect issues.”
FCA US LLC agrees that the monthly meetings, and the information provided in connection with those meetings, have been very effective and productive in facilitating timely and open communication between the Company and the Agency relating to potential defect issues. We hope these meetings, and the transparency of the information shared, has demonstrated FCA US’ commitment to meeting and exceeding the requirements of the Consent Order. We are intent on continuing to build our relationship with NHTSA as we embrace our leadership role in the industry as a public safety advocate.
Accordingly, FCA US hosted the inaugural Automotive Safety Recall Best Practices Summit this past May, where we shared best practices for recall execution and presented research on obstacles that discourage consumers from responding to recall notices. As part of our focus to lead best practices in vehicle safety – including industry education and outreach – we will continue to work with NHTSA and the industry to create meaningful changes that will bring long-lasting improvements in vehicle safety for our customers.
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