Companies Violate Safety Regs: NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has informed two registered importers from Michigan, Bisbee Importing and Metro Auto Importer, that their authorization to legally bring vehicles into the United States through the Registered Importer program has been revoked. The agency stated that this decision was based on “serious and systemic violations of federal safety requirements.”
The NHTSA declared that Bisbee and Metro Auto Importer had done wrongfully in intentionally submitting incorrect and erroneous attestations for the confirmation of agreement for vehicles imported from Canada. They also found repeated failure to lodge the obligatory congruity packages. Such violations of the rules were seen over a comprehensive period and affected not less than 29,000 autos for Bisbee and roughly 2,900 automobiles for Metro Auto Importer.
“Registered importers occupy a place of public trust,” said Ann Carlson, NHTSA’s Acting Administrator. “It is incumbent upon these companies to guarantee that the vehicles they bring into the country meet all US safety regulations and do not create an unacceptable risk to fellow motorists. When registered importers violate that trust, NHTSA will take steps to safeguard the American public.”
Although these businesses have been denied the legal right of their registered importer status, they still must guarantee the safety and security of whatever cars they formerly brought into the country leveraging the program.
As erstwhile enrolled importers, Bisbee Importing and Metro Auto Importer are still responsible to inform proprietors and cure safety-associated problems and nonconformities of the vehicles they brought in. This implies that they must take measures to rectify any safety concerns involving the automobiles they imported, which can involve recalls or fixes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collaborated extensively with the Michigan Division of State and US Customs and Border Protection to research these corporations and act accordingly. The Michigan Division of State offered indispensable help to the inquires, along with aid from its ground investigators, while US Customs and Border Control was informed of the revocations.