WASHINGTON— The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that four tiremakers, the Tire Industry Association (TIA), and Public Citizen Inc. “lack standing” in their lawsuit challenging the final tire-pressure monitoring system rule, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

BFNT, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and Pirelli Tire LLC joined TIA and Public Citizen in bringing a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation two years ago. The suit challenged the government’s requirement that tire-pressure monitoring systems only need to detect when one or more of a vehicle’s tires are 25 percent or more below the recommended inflation pressure.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials