V25. Contributing Circumstances, Motor Vehicle
Pre-existing motor vehicle defects or maintenance conditions that may have contributed to the crash.
Subfield 1 - Motor Vehicle Circumstance 1:
- Exhaust System
- Body, Doors
- Power Train
- Lights (head, signal, tail)
- Truck Coupling / Trailer Hitch / Safety Chains
Subfield 2 - Motor Vehicle Circumstance 2
See attributes in Subfield 1
Important for determining the significance of pre-existing problems, including equipment and operation, in motor vehicles involved in crashes that could be useful in determining the need for improvements in manufacturing and consumer alerts.