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2018 Draft Federal Vehicle Standards

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Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017 8:34 AM

2018 Draft Federal Vehicle Standards

Comment Period - Light Duty Vehicles

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN 4/4/2017 - 5/18/2017

The Federal Vehicle Standards comment collection period for Light-Duty Vehicles ONLY including sedans, police use vehicles, light trucks including cab chassis and vocational trucks, wheelchair vans, and ambulances will be open April 4, 2017 through May 18, 2017.

NOTE! A comment period for buses will be available at a later time. Please do not submit comments for these vehicles at this time. Comments submitted for vehicles other than light-duty vehicles will not be considered.

The comment collection periods supports the required coordination activities for vehicle standards and specifications development. Interested parties can view federal vehicle standard items and documentation and submit their comments online.


The Federal Vehicle Standards website can be found at the following link (please update your bookmarks):

The site will also continue to house previous model year data and documentation.


To submit comments to the DRAFT 2018 standards, go to:

Once the standards website is open:

  • Log in with existing account or create a new account with a valid email address before submitting comments. Existing accounts from the legacy website have been transferred to the new Federal Vehicle Standards site.
  • Select the year "2018".
  • Click on the tabs to select the Standard Item or Documentation you wish to comment on and add comments.

If you have any questions, please contact John Hampson, Branch Chief, Vehicle Engineering Branch at


If you have any questions or require assistance, call GSA Vehicle Purchasing's Customer CARE number at (844) 472-1200 or e-mail at



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