Vehicle type approval shake-up announced
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The proposal was designed, in the Commission’s words; ‘to correct the flaws in the system’ has three stated overarching aims:
- To reinforce the independence and quality of testing that allow a car to be placed on the market;
- To introduce an effective market surveillance system to control the conformity of cars already in circulation;
- And to reinforce the type approval system with greater pan-European oversight..
The European Commission’s RAPEX database lists 135 passenger car recalls in 2015 due to defects that carried a risk of serious injury. Many recalls covered multiple models.
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