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  • Rollover FAQs

    Are SUVs the only vehicles that roll over?

    No. A rollover crash can happen in any type of vehicle. SUVs, like pickup trucks and minivans, typically ride higher off the ground than passenger cars and have higher centers of gravity, and thus are more susceptible to rollover if involved in a single-vehicle crash. See the vehicle class comparison chart. But while vehicle type does play a significant role, other factors such as driver behavior and road and environmental conditions also help determine whether or not a vehicle rolls over.

    Even a five-star vehicle has up to a 10% risk of rolling over in a single-vehicle crash. In fact, certain five-star vehicles, such as sports cars, may have a higher number of rollovers per 100 registered vehicles than certain three-star vehicles, such as minivans, due to the aggressive way in which the vehicle is driven and/or the age and skill of the driver.

    How can I find out which vehicles have technologies like Electronic Stability Control (ESC)?

    You can select a vehicle on the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) web page at www.safercar.gov and view the Safety Features chart, or you can order a Buying a Safer Car brochure by calling 888-327-4236 (888-DASH2DOT).

    How should I interpret NHTSA’s new combined rollover resistance rating?

    The new combined rollover resistance rating system predicts a vehicle’s chance of rollover in single-vehicle crashes by: (1) an at-rest laboratory measurement known as the Static Stability Factor (SSF) which determines how top-heavy a vehicle is, and (2) the results of a dynamic maneuvering test that determines how susceptible the vehicle is to an on-road un-tripped rollover.

    The SSF rating and the tip-up or no tip-up results of a vehicle’s dynamic maneuvering test are combined into one overall rollover star rating. A separate star rating for the individual tests is not given. However, the results for individual tests, where available, can be viewed on the test details web page for each vehicle at www.safercar.gov.

    Vehicles with a No tip* result were not actually subjected to the dynamic test. Results from these vehicles are imputed (assigned) based on the testing of passenger cars with lower Static Stability Factors (SSFs) that did not tip up during the dynamic test. NHTSA will periodically test passenger cars to validate imputed results.

    What is a Static Stability Factor (SSF) and how is it computed?

    The Static Stability Factor (SSF) of a vehicle is an at-rest calculation of its rollover resistance based on its most important geometric properties. SSF is a measure of how top-heavy a vehicle is.

    A vehicle’s SSF is calculated using the formula SSF=T/2H, where T is the "track width" of the vehicle and H is the "height of the center of gravity" of the vehicle. The track width is the distance between the centers of the right and left tires along the axle. The location of the center of gravity is measured in a laboratory to determine the height above the ground of the vehicle’s mass. The lower the SSF number, the more likely the vehicle is to roll over in a single-vehicle crash.

    What is a good Static Stability Factor (SSF)? A higher SSF value equates to a more stable, less top-heavy vehicle. SSF values across all vehicle types can range from around 1.00 to 1.50. Most passenger cars have values in the 1.30 – 1.50 range. Higher-riding SUVs, pick-up trucks, and vans usually have values in the 1.00 – 1.30 range.

    Many of the higher-riding vehicles of previous model years are being redesigned to ride lower and with a wider track width, thus improving their rollover resistance and yielding a higher SSF rating.

    How are the rollover ratings on 2004 model year cars different from those for earlier models?

    Starting with 2004 model year vehicles, rollover ratings will be labeled as the combined rollover resistance rating, and will combine both the stationary (at-rest) measurement known as the Static Stability Factor (SSF) and the tip or no-tip results of the dynamic manuevering rollover test. These results are then combined for one overall star rating. However, individual test results, where available, can be viewed on the test details web page for each vehicle at www.safercar.gov.

    For model years 2003 and earlier, rollover ratings will still have star ratings, but are labeled as static rollover resistance ratings, and will be based on the SSF rating only. Consumers making cross-year comparisons of vehicles’ rollover ratings need to be aware of this difference.

    What is the risk of rollover associated with 15-passenger vans?

    NHTSA research has found that the risk of a rollover crash is greatly increased when 10 or more people ride in a 15-passenger van. This increased risk occurs because the passenger weight raises the vehicle’s center of gravity and causes the center to shift rearward. As a result, the van has less resistance to rollover and handles differently from other commonly driven passenger vehicles, making it more difficult to control in an emergency situation. For more information on reducing the risk of rollover crashes in 15-passenger vans, visit http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/equipment/15PassVans/.

    This information came from an
    NHTSA online article.

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