Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., and Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Denial of petition.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc. (collectively, ``Sumitomo'') have determined that certain Sumitomo and Falken truck tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles. Sumitomo filed a noncompliance report dated November 12, 2020. Sumitomo subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 4, 2020, and later amended its petition on April 8, 2021, and July 9, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the denial of Sumitomo's petition.