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Old 11-17-2012, 09:57 AM
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I think this is a bit misleading to the point of disingenuous.



The NHTSA is unable to stop you installing non-TPMS equipped tires on your TPMS car;
What part of "cracking down on installers" do you consider misleading or disingenuous? I never said anything about them going after individuals, I was clear it was on installers.




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The NHTSA is not cracking down on the practice of putting non-TPMS wheels on a TPMS car;
Flat out wrong. Look at case (2) in this link:
http://tires.about.com/od/Tire_Safet...ng-Sensors.htm



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The NHTSA is not a police force;
Nope, they're a government agency that provides interpretation of federal codes for police forces and prosecutors to use. Just like the FDA inspectors who can and do walk into my clients' production facilities at their discretion. They can pass out paper, but that's it. If you get them upset enough, though, they can and do return with people carrying guns who will take other steps.

Again, I never said they could come after the owner of the car. I said they're cracking down on installers, and are providing a legal framework for local forces to do so.



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No, I'm not an attorney ...
Clearly


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... but I am well familiar with the NHTSA and what they can and can't do.
Not nearly as clear
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