July 3, 2020

On March 20, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it will soon be revising the 573 Recall Report form in the Manufacturer Recalls Portal to include a new section, labeled “Involved Components.”

NHTSA ANNOUNCEMENT–The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will soon be revising the 573 Recall Report form in the Manufacturer Recalls Portal to include a new section, labeled “Involved Components.” This section will contain three component-related fields: Component Name, Component Description, and Component Part Number, to be used to supply the information relating to the specific component(s) or software involved in the recall.

Previously, NHTSA requested this information in the “Identify the Remedy” area of the form. This upcoming change will assist in compliance with 49 U.S. Code § 30119(g).

(g) Information Regarding Components Involved in Recall.—A manufacturer that is required to furnish a report under section 573.6 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation) for a defect or noncompliance in a motor vehicle or in an item of original or replacement equipment shall, if such defect or noncompliance involves a specific component or components, include in such report, with respect to such component or components, the following information:
 
(1) The name of the component or components.
 
(2) A description of the component or components.
 
(3) The part number of the component or components, if any.

Please note that the revised form will allow for the entry of multiple components via a plus-sign icon (“+”).

Thank you,

Recalls Portal Helpdesk
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)