A New York appeals court has turned back a federal safety regulation that allows auto makers to choose between two types of tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to install in new vehicles. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit sent the regulation back to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. for further rulemaking proceedings, arguing that it is contrary to law. The regulation was issued in May 2002, in reaction to the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire scandal and stipulates ...

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