NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
Unscheduled Repairs and Breakdowns
To the extent possible, NASA Centers will work to
ensure maximum vehicle availability for customers with minimum
interruptions due to unscheduled repairs and breakdowns.
NASA Centers will ensure the most cost effective means
is used for accomplishing body and paint work that is performed in a
high quality manner. This applies only to owned vehicles unless
arrangements have been made for GSA vehicles to be maintained in NASA
The CTO will ensure that contractors and Government
employees engaged in the repair and maintenance of vehicles take full
advantage of warranty repairs. Cost avoidance due to warranty repairs
should be tracked in terms of total annual cost savings.
Contract repairs will be completed as outlined in each
Center’s operations contracts.
Alterations and Modifications
Alterations and modifications will not be performed on
GSA vehicles without GSA approval (41CFR101-39.304). For NASA-owned
vehicles, alterations that affect the end use of the vehicle will
require the Agency Supply and Equipment Management Officer’s approval
(Ref. NPR 4200). Minor modifications costing less than $1,000 may be
done at the discretion of the CTO. Extreme
caution should be used when modifying any vehicle or piece of equipment
due to the potential of adverse and dangerous effects on the handling,
operation, and drivability of the vehicle. Also, all modifications must
be made without voiding the vehicle’s warranty.
Periodically, manufacturer’s send out recall notices
for safety defects and other notices concerning their products. These
recall notices are either sent directly to users or by GSA to its
customers. The CTO will ensure these notices are reviewed and that
prompt action is taken. When the action is completed, the appropriate
office shall be notified.
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