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The Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation Act of 2000 (TREAD Act) already required the agency to develop and implement a dynamic rollover test
for sport utility vehicles and light trucks and to provide the results in the NCAP consumer information program.
The vehicle has received five stars in the front impact test, side impact test and the rollover test
Ford hired defense experts from Exponent, an engineering firm commonly used by big automotive companies in lawsuits, to conduct a dolly rollover test
The vehicle received four stars in the frontal crash test and rollover test
, and earned five stars in overall driver safety, side barrier and side pole crashes.
While it is true that the government has not yet formally adopted a specific rollover test
, it has sponsored an extensive study on the reliability of various test methods and how well they predict rollovers, and has proposed a rule that would require all automakers to conduct two tests that some manufacturers and plaintiff experts have used to evaluate rollovers.
The model also performed well in high-speed front and side-impact tests, a rollover test
and evaluations of the seat and head restraints, all of which are requirements for the Top Safety Pick award.
As part of the Tread Act signed into law last November, Congress has ordered NHTSA to develop a dynamic rollover test
program to rate the susceptibility of particular vehicles to rollover.
Now the Jetta SportWagen is a top performer across the board with the addition of our rigorous new rollover test