NHTSA Seat Back Rulemaking History

Termination of Rulemaking – 11/16/04

Performance of Seating Systems in a FMVSS 301 Rear Impact Crash Test – May 2003

NHTSA Chief Counsel Womack on Seat Back Incidents – 10/25/01

Institute for Injury Reduction Letter to NHTSA Administrator Curry – 5/14/92

Mercedes Comment Favoring Dynamic Seat Back Test – 12-7-89

Transport Canada Report: Accidents Involving Seatback Failures – 12/89

Request for Comments, Saczalski and Horkey Petition – 10/4/89

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Combining FMVSS 202 & 207 – 3/19/74

PIRG FMVSS 202 & 207 Petition – 2/21/74

Original Rule, FMVSS 207 – 1/1/68

Initial Standards – 12/3/66