Unintended or sudden acceleration in automobiles
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Unintended or sudden acceleration in automobiles by Denise M. McMann

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Automobiles,
  • Government policy,
  • Defects,
  • Fuel systems,
  • Reporting,
  • Fault location (Engineering)

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementeditor, Denise M. McMann
SeriesTransportation issues, policies and R&D
LC ClassificationsTL214.F8 U55 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 103 p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25041445M
ISBN 109781617289835
LC Control Number2010026973

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