11.22.03.13

.13 Vehicle Frame, Body, and Sheet Metal.

A. Frame.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect frame for damage, deterioration, and improper frame welding. (1) Frame is cracked, broken, bent, rusted to substantially weaken the frame, or frame is welded and not fishplated.

B. Engine Mounting.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect engine mounts for looseness and damage. (1) Engine mount or bolt is loose or damaged.

C. Frame Cross Member.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect frame cross member for condition and attachment. (1) Frame cross member or bolt is loose, missing, or damaged.

D. Body Mounts.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect for presence and condition of body mounts. (1) Body mount or bolt is missing, cracked, loose, or body is not secured to the frame.

E. Floors and Floor Covering.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect floors for condition. (1) Floor is rusted or weakened to a point it does not support occupant, or permits the entrance of engine exhaust into the vehicle.
(2) Inspect floor covering and grommets for presence and condition. (2) Floor covering is damaged or worn where it is not slip proof, presents a tripping hazard, or there is a missing or damaged grommet.
(3) Inspect for presence and condition of standee line or bar. (3) Not equipped with a 2-inch wide standee line of contrasting color or other means to indicate that a passenger standing forward of the standee line is prohibited.

F. Hood or Engine Cover.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect for presence of hood or engine cover. (1) Hood or engine cover is missing or engine cover does not seal.
(2) Inspect for presence and condition of latches. (2) Latch is missing, broken, seized, or insecurely mounted.
(3) Visually inspect for presence and condition of safety cables. (3) Safety cable or catch is missing, broken, or insecurely attached.
(4) Inspect secondary latches for presence and condition (if applicable). (4) Secondary latch (if applicable) is missing, broken, or loose.
(5) Visually inspect for presence and condition of hinges. (5) Hinge is missing, broken, loose, or seized.

G. Doors, Handles, Latches, and Hinges.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect doors for presence, attachment, and operation. (1) Door is missing, loose, or does not readily open or securely close.
(2) Inspect emergency door (if equipped) for operation and marking. (2) Equipped with an emergency door and door does not open or securely close, or is not clearly identified by 1-inch letters and a red light when lighted exterior lamps are displayed.
(3) Inspect door handles for presence and operation. (3) Door handle is missing or does not permit opening or closing of door.
(4) Inspect door catches for presence, condition, and operation. (4) Door catch is missing, damaged, loose, or worn, or does not operate on primary or secondary catches.
(5) Inspect hinges for presence and condition. (5) Hinge is missing, broken, loose, or does not permit door to properly open or close.

H. Entrance Steps and Grab Handles or Bars.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect steps and grab handles or bars for presence and condition. (1) Step, grab handle, or bar is missing, loose, or damaged.

I. Fenders and Rear Protector (Mud) Flaps. Rear protector flaps are not required on an uncoupled truck tractor, farm truck, farm truck tractor, pole trailer, or any vehicle when the construction is such that complete freedom around the wheel area is necessary to secure the designed use of the vehicle.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect fenders for presence and condition. (1) Fender is missing, or contains sharp or jagged edges.
(2) Inspect rear protector flaps for presence, condition, size, and mounting when required. (2) Rear protector flap is missing, loose, or does not extend the full width of tires, or the distance from flap to ground is more than 1/3 the distance from the protector flap to the center of the wheel.

J. Sheet Metal.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect body sheet metal and moldings for tears, protruding or loose parts, and deterioration. (1) Body parts and moldings have sharp or jagged edges, protrude to be hazardous, are loose, or body panel has a missing rivet or open seam.

K. Bumpers.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect bumpers for presence, condition, and mounting. (1) Bumper is missing when required, is broken, has sharp or jagged edges, or is not securely attached.